Pros: Everything espeically price
Cons: Well the 2GB 630m is kind of a joke with a 128bit bus it can never utilize 2GB at once. its a marketing ploy
Overall Review: Everything about this laptop is amazing, you go through another manufacturer and you pay another $500 and with any laptop or pc you dont get a windows disc... you get software to make an image. But here is the great thing. You can just torrent an ISO of a windows disc and use your CDkey BOOM fixed.
This guy didnt read the specs and was stupid for buying something he didnt look into. I dont find this review fair so i figured id put my 2 cents in and get people to buy this
Pros: Top notch specs, can't beat the price/performance value of this beast. Keyboard is decent, and the full num-pad is a great touch. Internals are pretty easy to access. Can't tell you much about the dvd drive, but it worked while it was installed. Screen is very bright.
Cons: Heats up to about 75-80C while under heavy gaming load. Within specs, but still pretty hot. Screen housing and various body housing is flimsy, so probably not the best laptop for travel unless you have a nice big backpack (also, widescreen 16x9 aspect of screen makes my old 15" backpack a bit too small for it). Touch pad scrolling is choppy, and the switchable graphics are a bit of a pain to configure properly. Also apparently only uses SATA 2 for main hard drive, SATA 1 for DVD drive.
Overall Review: Added a 2nd hard drive bay in place of the DVD drive. Using a SSD for the primary drive, included 500GB HD as secondary. PC Mark Vantage scored around 15000. Gaming performance on Deus Ex and LA Noir are exceptional.
Pros: I've had this laptop for over 6 months. It hasn't failed in anyway shape or form. For the price, this machine is FANTASTIC! As stated by another buyer; "Don't listen to the other chump". I agree 100%. No operating system? Seems to me that you should have called for a return. Moron.
Cons: 5400 rpm hard drive
Overall Review: I replaced the HDD with a 7200 320gb. Added 4gb ram. Used the old HDD for a external backup. This machine is super!!!
Pros: Machine is exactly as they describe. It runs SWTOR on high with no lag and not overheating. I added another stick of RAM and would recommend that you do the same. Another 4GB to max it out was only another $20.
Cons: My con is not with the machine, but newegg took days to process the order and as such I don't think they should have offered the "Rush Processing" option. I love Newegg and intend to buy further though.
Pros: 1. Great laptop for the price. Acer almost always has good price to performance ratio.
2. Second generation Core i7 processor.
3. Runs most "entry level" game at somewhat high settings
Cons: 1. GeForce 630M isnt the best mobile graphics card. And it is NOT BETTER THAN 550M or 580M. Think about GTX 480 VS GTX 560.
2. Battery life does not last as long as stated.
3. HDD with 5.4k rpm.
4. (ram clocked at 1.0 GHz) not very noticeable
Overall Review: First of all, to all those un-knowledged people who gave 1 egg or stated as "Deal Breaker" while pointing out the screen resolution, if you go over to laptop section of Newegg and use the advanced search function to set the minimum resolution at 1440 x 900, and screen size to 15~ 15.6 with dedicated graphics, then you will find out that the lowest price laptop is 1000 dollars.
Now ask yourself this "Did I pay 1000 dollars for this laptop?" and unless you can honestly say "Yes" then you cant really say that this is a deal breaker.
Stop giving bad ratings just because you lack knowledge of the market situations. This is a great laptop for under 700 dollars. If you want something with high resolution you should aim for around 1000 dollars.
Pros: -Single stick of ram, easy to upgrade to 8gigs
-Works without a problem with Ubuntu 12.04
-Bumblebee project enables power management with Nvidia optimus in Linux
-5.5 hour battery life in Ubuntu w/ bumblebee
Cons: -Case and mousepad creek when pushed down on, annoying at first but I don't notice it anymore
-no numpad / capslock indicator
-lacking features for an $800 price point
Overall Review: When I first booted into Ubuntu I noticed that the fan was constantly on and the laptop was rather hot; this was because the dedicated graphics card was running. Because of how Optimus is a newer design, linux distros don't come with anything to manage it. Luckily, an independent open-source project called Bumblebee solved that problem by allowing me to turn off the dedicated card when I didn't need it but still allow me to use it via the "optirun" command.
Now that bumblebee is installed I am getting about 5.5 hours battery life in Gnome, and usually a little less than 5 in KDE.
All in all, great purchase! I bought mine on sale at $630, now that its $800 I can't say that I would buy it... I would expect a few perks at that price point, like a higher resolution, lighted keyboard, bluetooth and some caps lock LEDs!
Pros: 1.) VERY good laptop for the price!
2.) Even better after you upgrade to a 8GB RAM with crucial sticks.
3. Doesn't get too hot(gaming,idling)
Cons: Wish I've written the review earlier.
Pros: Laptop has a lot of power to push out. Took my video encoding times down from 2:1 (two minutes per minute of video) to (1:4-6). Helps the software can use all four cores.
Dedicated graphics card is nice though I have not put it through it's paces with newer games.
Having a numeric keypad is a huge plus.
Majorly appreciate the single press Print Screen key. Having to hold Function to press Print Screen was never fun on the old laptop.
Cons: Major annoyances:
Acer does not provide a hardware manual for anyone who wants to do their own repairs/parts replacements. As someone who repairs laptops not having access to this without paying Acer to become a certified Acer repair person is a major annoyance. I hope by the time I need to replace something someone has leaked the manual.
Keyboard gets stuck keys easy causing dropped keypresses. Pressing the key a bit harder temporarily solves the problem. Might not matter as much if you type forcefully.
It is annoying that it is not possible to single-hand change the volume up and down. It is possible to single-hand mute, though.
Touchpad is unusually easy to accidently bump and the default settings caused me to move back web pages by accident far too much before I turned the option off.
It would be nice to have lights for Num Lock/Caps Lock status instead of an on-screen pop-up when you press it. Full screen games can block the pop-up.