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Acer Laptop Aspire V5-122P-0637 AMD A-Series A6-1450 (1.00GHz) 6GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8250 11.6" Touchscreen Windows 8
  • AMD A-Series A6-1450 (1.00GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 8250
  • Touchscreen
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8

Pros:

IPS screen (wide viewing angle without image degradation)
Supports up to 8GB (10GB total with 1.35V DDR3L)
Bluetooth 4.0
Mini DP with HDMI (optional, Apple MacBook Air adapter OK)
Touchscreen (FireFox users please read other thoughts)
Easy upgradable

Cons:

Only 2 available USB ports (NO sleep and charge on both)
AMD Vision Center problem (read other thoughts)
Not-so-easy removable battery, but it has secondary battery connector

Other Thoughts:

Acer Technical Support must read the following because this is a major problem:
DO NOT use AMD Vision Center to adjust internal screen color and gamma but use Windows Color Settings instead. Failure to do it will screw up internal screen gamma and it requires factory reset (System Restore DOES NOT help).
FireFox users may encounter touchscreen problem with google.com, mobile.engadget.com, and some sites. The page does not move in accordance with touchscreen motion, but the text is highlighted instead. You should use mouse/touchpad instead, or use IE or Chrome to browse the site.
The bottom cover is easily removable and the parts are easily upgradable, but please take note if you want to upgrade RAM. It only supports DDR3L (1.35V model) and if you use regular 1.5V DDR3, you will get error or sluggish performance.
You can use Apple Mini Display Port adapter to connect to HDMI and I have one, and it just works with my TV. However, the resolution setting is locked to maximum TV supported setting.
Windows 8 needs to take time to get used to. If you use "touch interface only" app, it closes when you switch to traditional desktop interface (Alt+Tab wont switch back). You cannot access Safe Mode again and F8 is no longer available. If you want to use Windows Media Center, you have to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
The review above applies to ALL sub-models of V5-122P series.

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