Joined on 07/06/12
Fantastic laptop for the price
Pros: - The quad-core processor is very fast. - Great price for the powerful processor and slightly more memory than a standard laptop. - Not too much bloatware from Acer. - Good for light gaming, League of Legends runs at 60 fps on low settings. - Also good for college use and programming, keyboard feels very nice in my opinion. - The screen looks great, not terribly glossy. - Simple and minimal laptop. - Acer has a great repair center.
Cons: - Had a small issue with it freezing when I first got it. Acer's awesome repair center fixed this right away.
Overall Review: The plastic surrounding the screen wasn't completely on so there is a small gap between the screen and the plastic on the lower left corner. This hasn't caused any issues however. I use this for college, programming, and light gaming and it's been much better than my previous laptop which was twice the cost.
Not bad but has some issues
Pros: Feels really nice to type with. I enjoy the palm rest even though it's not the most comfortable it's better than having my palm on the desk. The back light is nice, I love the customization on the brightness and being able to have it pulse when you want to show it off. Also the anti-ghosting is very helpful.
Cons: I've had this keyboard for 7 to 8 months now and I've had two issues which don't effect me too much but they get annoying. First issue is when I start up my computer or when it's been asleep for a long period of time. I'll attempt to type somewhere and it will keep typing like I'm holding the button down when I'm not. A similar issue like this appears in other reviews so maybe Razer didn't do enough testing to the keyboard. Second issue is the "5" button on the num pad has stopped working which is probably just a defect. This is more personal but I would have liked to been able to change the color on the back light. The color it is now doesn't go with anything I own so it looks a little weird. Also my last con with it is that it feels a little flimsy and kind of cheap.
Overall Review: This is probably the nicest keyboard that I've had but with the issues I've found so far in less than a year I feel like the price just isn't worth what you're getting. I've had keyboards that lasted for years that don't have these simple issues and they cost me half the price. The only difference was they didn't have the back lighting, anti-ghosting keys, and they didn't feel as good to type with. So that kind of makes up for the cost but I could have made a better purchase in the end with the money.
Simple, Nice Keyboard
Pros: - No software needed, works as intended right out of the box. - Durable - Adjustable brightness - Simple - Windows key lock
Cons: - The brightness of the 3 lights indicating Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock does not adjust with the rest of the keyboard. - It's not actually a blue switch, it's just meant to imitate one.
Overall Review: I got this keyboard for Christmas and it's probably one of the best keyboards I have ever owned. All of my previous keyboards have had some kind of issue with them and I paid more for them. This was also my first mechanical keyboard and playing games on this is so much better. Having the feedback from the keys allows you to ensure that you hit that key.