Thin, but not technically an ultrabook5/12/2021 11:17:02 AM

Pros: - Matte screen - Compact for screen size - Very contrasty keyboard - Includes numpad - Not Chinese brand - Metal lid

Cons: - Screen not super bright - Display a bit faded - No SD card slot

Overall Review: After an older Acer Aspire died due to faulty electrical wiring in Europe, we decided to get a similarly spec'd one for the sister-in-law. We are already impressed with the overall sleek build quality, considering the price of the laptop. When comparing with my Asuspro P5440 , this device's display was only mediocre. The black keys look great with the back light, unlike other laptops with a silver keyboard. I would most likely go with Acer again. I find that American and Taiwanese brands are the most reliable.

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Specced out professional laptop6/11/2020 3:14:12 PM

Pros: - Performance for lighter games is decent due to dedicated graphics card - Minimalist and professional design that doesn't look like a flashy gaming laptop - Clever use of metal (magnesium alloy) and plastic, so it still feels quite light & premium - Keyboard is an absolute pleasure to type on - Comes with a USB-C port (with video output) - 14-inch screen is a new sweet spot for many users on the go, and it's matte

Cons: - Bezel around the screen and keyboard is plastic, even though it resembles the magnesium - Power button is integrated into the keyboard layout, so I never use the Delete key - No ethernet port (even though it's becoming less common) - Touch pad is sometimes a bit finicky, despite using Windows Precision drivers - Speakers and downwards/side-facing and could be better for a device this size

Overall Review: My last Windows laptop had the first generation Core i7 processor, so I was overdue for an upgrade. This is a great device, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants great specs in a very professional-looking laptop. It checks off all the boxes when it comes to features, such as an SD card slot, top-of-the-line processor, sufficient RAM, and plenty of ports. I hope the laptop gets a lot of use out of it.

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Borderline gaming laptop6/11/2020 2:39:34 PM

Pros: - Gaming performance is pretty decent due to dedicated graphics card - Minimalist design that doesn't look like a flashy gaming laptop - Smart use of metal around the keyboard, so it doesn't feel as cheap as it could - Decent-sized hybrid storage with SSD with even bigger HDD - Comes with a USB-C port (but without Thunderbolt) - Refurbished Grade A quality is like new

Cons: - A bit on the heavy side even though most of the outer chassis is plastic - Speakers are average - Large bezels around the screen compared to other laptops - Screen is average (but the matte is nice)

Overall Review: Got it as a gift for a sister-in-law. This is a great laptop, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants great specs in a decent-looking laptop. It checks off all the boxes when it comes to features, such as a backlit keyboard, numpad, top-of-the-line processor, sufficient RAM, and plenty of ports. I hope the laptop gets a lot of use out of it. Update 6/11/20: It's being used in Europe, and one day the computer stopped charging. It may not be an issue with the power adapter, but so far the cause is unknown.

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