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Pros: - Decent power package, i5 6200U + 940MX. This will allow for decent battery life and gaming on the go, light titles anyway.
- Laptop is super thin and light. Unibody design and first impression the laptop yells quality.
- FHD Screen with vibrant colors and great viewing angles, more than sufficient for video/photo editing.
- Speakers are downward facing but sound great and really packs a punch for the small form factor it's in.
- Battery is decent, I was getting 7-8 hours depending on usage. Not great but not bad either.
- Nice subtle back lit keyboard, more on this later. Travel and feedback is great and anyone buying the laptop will get used to the feel and typing experience relatively quick.
- 1 USB Type-c, 2 x USB 3.0 (For something this size, this is amazing.)
- Touchpad is great. Smooth and tracks very well. Supports multi gestures and palm rejection is great.
- Laptop during idle is dead silent. Fans do kick up during load but the sound is just gushing air, no whines or rattles. Definitely not an annoyance.
- Fit and finish of the laptop is perfect. This brand of laptop is not available for purchase in the USA and manufacturers who do sell their line of laptops in the USA should take note of this build quality and craftsmanship. Unless you've held this laptop in your hand and have had time with it you shouldn't be so quick to judge. I would take this over a MacBook/MacBook Air any day.
Cons: Screen : Minor but should be noted, slow response time.
Keyboard : Only one level of brightness, no way to turn off auto off function for the back light.
SD Card Reader : NO SD card reader. The laptop seems to have way more than enough space for one. This was worth taking an eff off.
Type-C : Not thunderbolt 3, minor but it would have been nice.
Hinge : While smooth and holds it's position well, it is wobbly while using on lap and may be a bit too smooth. Laptop screen lid can be opened with one hand.
Charging Port : Type C connector from charger is wedged in pretty good when plugged in so if someone were to accidentally snag the cord your whole laptop will fly with whatever snagged it.
No Touch Screen : Screen is fully laminated in glass but no touch screen. IMO if no touch screen NO LAMINATED SCREEN!
Webcam : Quality is poor, nothing good to say about it here. Usable in skype or video calls at the very least.
Heat : Laptop is not for hardcore gaming but for testing purposes laptop CPU was hitting 91-92'c during Battlefield 1 gaming sessions, throttling occurs easily. Will play other games like league of legends and over watch just fine. GPU is fine however and does not throttle.
Kensington Lock : does not have one for those who use this.
Second M2 Slot : Not PCIE only sata 3, no raid options. Somewhat of a bummer.
Motherboard : There is an empty slot on some of the earlier 13 batches that has a m.2 slot that was not functioning. Was there but not working. Mine did not have this slot but my point is that they could have made that slot functional and added another option for more drives.
Ram : Soldered on but this was done this way to be able to shrink the laptop to this size.
Other Thoughts: Price : The price here on newegg is ridiculous. These laptop in china currency only comes out to $749 here in the US. Sure the cost of transportation and all that but this laptop at the $1000+ price tag is not worth it at all.
If you can get this unit for $750 then it's definitely the machine to go to if you are after a small form factor and a dedicated gpu.
Over all I love mine and will be keeping it. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a daily driver that has decent battery life, can do light gaming, has a nice fhd screen and great sounding speakers in a thin chassis.
Pros: Camera was easy to set up and connect via-EzViz website. Quality of the camera is top notch since it is capturing in 1080P. Night time shots/video is pretty decent for the price and so far I haven't had any issues with the camera. Camera comes with good hardware for installation (meant to be installed outside of home) and a paper with a cutout for exact drilling. Build feels like a tank, seriously this thing will probably survive many drops if one were to do a drop test. All in all everything again was easy to setup and assemble but a few minor quirks, read cons...
Cons: - Size : It's not small by any means, adjustment is limited and depending on where you are mounting this it could be an easy job or a annoying one.
- WiFi : I never could get wifi to work or the camera to connect (well maybe connect but not work completely). Seems this is an issue with some other reviewers as well. I've followed the instructions exactly as told and still in the end no connection. It tells me the camera is connected but when I go to view the camera, nothing..
- Connectivity/Ease of Use : Connectivity via-Ethernet is fast and little lag/delay time. Ease of use of software and app? Complete trash.. You'll be disappointed to know that you'll be using your web browser to be doing all of your interaction with this camera. You cannot use this camera with other hardware or existing security camera setup. Local view is a must for security cameras, I have no clue why this this feature was not included or featured on this product. Also if I remember correctly I was not able to use Google Chrome to use their website, only IE is supported. Why????
Other Thoughts: For $99 you are getting a great quality security camera, picture is clear and sharp. I personally do not enjoy using their website in a web browser I don't use just to view the camera. I never got the wi-fi to work. No support for integrating camera into existing home security camera setup. This is one of those products where the product itself is great but lack support for a real app to use it to it's maximum potential.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Laptop arrived in perfect condition and showed up a day early. I am currently writing from this laptop and as of right now can say that the keyboard is more than sufficient. Good tactile feedback and I don't find myself missing keys very often. Also, I paid $504.99 for my unit after coupons.
Once I unboxed the laptop and tried to turn it on the laptop wouldn't turn on. I figured it was out of battery so I plugged the ac adapter and sure enough the laptop booted. However, to my surprise the laptop was showing 90% battery when it was booted up to desktop. Uhmmm weird? Anyway the laptop looks clean and has a minimalistic look. You'd never expect to pack a new 7th gen intel cpu or a Nvidia 9 series card. Touchpad is great in my personal opinion. I've seen others saying that it's too smooth or too loose but I haven't found any of those issues with mine. Two finger scrolling works like a dream and so does pinch to zoom.
A full 1080P screen is included and that's great. That's it.. More on it later. The speakers lack bass and are full of treble, maybe too much. I'd just like to say again that I am enjoying typing on this laptop very much however the very front tip of the laptop is a tad taller than the palm rest area and it's now starting to scratch under my wrist a bit. Not a big issue if you don't rest your rist on the palm rest area but if you are you'll know what I am talking about.
CPU/GPU combo is great for current games in lower detail of course. This machine was definitely aimed at light to medium gaming usage. You just can't expect too much out of a ultra low power cpu and a entry level GPU but then again if you know what you are getting you'll love this laptop. GPU uses GDDR5 vram which is surprising since Acer usually gimps on vram type. In the past they've opted for slower vram for their GPU when available, I'm glad they didn't here.
Has a USB 3.1 Type C port so that's nice and also "future" proof you could say. I'm currently connected to my 5G wireless network and web surfing, youtubing has been a pleasure.
All in all I am very happy with my purchase.
Cons: There are quite a few cons I feel necessary to mention. All of these cons are somewhat minor if you paid $5xx for the laptop, for the folks considering to buy it at $699 (retail price) should re consider.
First, at retail price the laptop to me feels over priced. Why? Well, for $700 I would expect a back lit keyboard and a slightly better screen. I've seen both of those two features on other laptops at the same price or lower and would be nice to see it from Acer as well. (Asus K501, similarly priced during BF)
M.2 is NOT PCI-E! Big disappointment since you are stuck using m.2 sata drives with much slower speeds compared to nvme/pcie. The drive you get is a Hynix 256GB and the 1TB is a Toshiba.
Screen color reproduction and accuracy is off the chart, no where near true or even passable for video/photo editing. Acer Exacolor is a joke. Vertical viewing angles are useless, side to side is actually decent for a non IPS panel.
USB 3.1 Type C is not thunderbolt 3. Does it cost a ton of more money for this port or something? I've only seen it on higher end laptops but I find it a bit of a joke to use TB3 only on higher end systems to get consumers to pay more for that laptop. A single port does not make that laptop worth a ton more money, it's all marketing. Somewhat disappointed, you can't get 4K 60FPS out of this laptop, not for gaming but just general use. I would use 4K output simply for a better media consumption experience on a bigger screen.
Other Thoughts: If you can get the laptop for mid $5xx then it's well worth the price. At $700 look for different options or spend a little more and you'll find yourself with a handful more features and better internal components.READ FULL REVIEW