BTW, I just confirmed on the Acer website that this model has a 2 YEAR WARRANTY. (See this link[acer.com]).
For a while there was a conflict between the Acer datasheet and the warranty document, but that has been corrected now. IMO, it adds $50-$75 to the value of this model.
I bought this acer laptop online and don't like the track-pad. Can I exchange or get a different brand laptop in microsoft store?
Anyone tried going to store and return it?
I hate the trackpad too, but after a few weeks of use I'm pretty adjusted to it. If you turn the sensitivity up and turn off TP rejection it feels a lot smoother. I dont have the weird stops when moving the cursor now. I still hate the buttons being part of the trackpad however, but this seems to be the industry standard now so I should get used to it. I'm just so used to my old white macbook with its huge one button under the trackpad.
I made a post about making the trackpad a bit better a page back or so. It helps.
I also realized a major issue with this laptop. Where the hell is the indicator that the caps or num lock is on? Am I missing something? Or is a light on mine broken or something?
Other than that issue, and the blah trackpad I'm loving it. For $400 it was a great deal.
Although the hardware feels a bit crappy (the casing to a point, the trackpad, etc) the hardware inside is very capable and has done exactly what I've wanted so far.
I wish the speakers were not on the bottom since I often use it on my bed or somewhere else where the speakers can get covered. The speakers can get a bit too loud easily, but the built in volume keys do a good job of making sure you ramp them up gradually.
The battery has been fine as well, I get about 4 hours if I have the screen brightness down to about 70% and have some settings turned down from max performance to a middle ground. The battery is small, but that can be a plus too, it makes the laptop easier to carry around. To be honest I've barely used the battery as I always just have it plugged in at home or at school and I just leave the battery at home since I am always near an outlet.
did I get a lemon ? the display on mine is very pixelated or am I being unfair comparing this to a MBA ( at work )
I mean, yes, I shouldnt compare this to a machine 3 times its price, but the display is visibly pixelated ! anyone else noticed this ?
I dont know. I'm comparing my screen to my older macbook which was 1366x800 I think. This is very similar but with a slightly larger display. I cannot tell the difference and the Acer is definitely brighter as I had an easier time with it outdoors than my macbook.
I'm unsure of what your issue might be, but I'm perfectly happy with the screen. I just can't see a difference.
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