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|01-28-2013 09:57 AM|
|dealbuyer||Thanks mroldboy. I finally returned the acer notebook last week.|
|12-15-2012 03:22 AM|
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.
I'm unsure of what your issue might be, but I'm perfectly happy with the screen. I just can't see a difference.
|12-13-2012 08:57 PM|
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?
|12-04-2012 09:25 AM|
2 year warranty
BTW, I just confirmed on the Acer website that this model has a 2 YEAR WARRANTY. (See this link ).
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.
|12-03-2012 07:26 PM|
I mean, yes, I shouldnt compare this to a machine 3 times its price, but the display is visibly pixelated ! anyone else noticed this ?
|12-03-2012 07:23 PM|
Sending it back tomorrow.
|12-03-2012 09:07 AM|
Havent played with it a lot but i like it. The look of it is really good (compared to the Dell) and its sleek as well. the keyboard is well layed out also.
So far, I am happy with the purchase.
I guess the Dell I had ordered is going back to Bestbuy. :-)
|12-02-2012 11:05 AM|
Guys I picked one up and I'm going to be returning it to the MS store tomorrow (got the vizio 14" instead since it already came with an SSD). Anyone interested in taking mine off my hands? I'll sell it for the purchase price, not a penny more or less.
I'm located in the socal area, near long beach, just reply to this and I'll see it and we can arrange some kind of meetup if you like.
|12-01-2012 07:41 AM|
According to the return policy, you cannot return the Acer after you open the box...If there exceptions, I don't know...If you want, go to Costco to check out the Acer Asprire V5 to see if you like it before opening...I personally believe if you keep the Acer you won't regret returning the Dell and if you return the Acer you'd regret it...
|12-01-2012 05:34 AM|
One more thing I noticed is the Acer only has 4 cell battery, how difficult (or expensive) is it to change it to a 6 cell?
I think I will keep the Acer after all.
just got delivered yesterday. Will open it and play with it over the weekend.
Again, thanks for the help.
|12-01-2012 04:31 AM|
I tried to install 7 on a second partition and it wouldn't let me. I turned off secure bios but then it just hung at the windows logo.
I'm guessing there's more I need to do.
|12-01-2012 04:26 AM|
I got the specs on the RAM, came with a 4GB NANYA & a 2GB Kingston (1333 - 10600)...Downloaded the Crucial software which states max ram is 8GB or 4GB per side...
I unloaded my 400GB external drive on the thing and it still starts up in less than a minute...Maybe I'll forgo the SSD...
|12-01-2012 04:20 AM|
The upsides to the Acer, fast startup technology, more RAM more HDD, near ultrabook specs in size/weight but with an optical drive, one 3.0 USB slot, (Dell has zero), 1.3MP camera (Dell is only .3MP, sucks on skype), if you're going to have a large 15.6" laptop, it better have a numeric keypad IMO, Acer does, Dell doesn't...Lastly the microsoft store puts their signature service on it which removes most of the "bloatware" or unwanted crap...
|11-30-2012 03:30 PM|
Thanks for the info..
I also got the Dell Inspiron I15-2728BK from BestBuy for $25 less than this one, so have to decide which one to keep.
Anyone has any suggestions?
|11-30-2012 03:16 PM|
I ordered two of these. one was supposed to be cancelled, but they shipped it anyways. they already gave me a return shipping label.
They are already open. They cut the Acer security seal and put their own Microsoft Store seal on it. I wanted to see if the issue was on the other one so I peeled the Microsoft one off carefully and it indeed has similar issues. It peels off pretty easily and doesn't tear the box.
I wonder if that is just how the trackpad is on these. To be honest after using it for a few days now I've forgotten about it until I got a notification someone quoted me in this thread.
I was also having some issues with the trackpad, it would stop every so often.
I installed the updated drivers and turned off TP Rejection, two finger zooming and tap to click. Its working much better.
Another tip with the trackpad software. Make both the bottom right and bottom left corners act as left click and change the two finger click to right click. Makes it much easier to use. Maybe its just me since I'm used to a macbok trackpad.
The screen is very nice, at least for a $400 laptop and this thing is indeed very thin. If you want to see it before you open the package I think Costco has a similar model with a touchscreen in stores. At least mine did. It as an Aspire 571 and looked the same as my model.
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