Processor & Memory:
Intel® Core™ i5-3337U Processor 1.8GHz
6GB DDR3 SDRAM
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
8x DVD-Super Multi Double Layer Drive
Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8 is Beautiful, fast, and fluid.
Personalized: Make your Start Screen your personalized home for the things you care about. Organize and customize it the way you want.
Connected: Now everything is in one place to share. Integrate your online favorites – Facebook, Flickr, Hotmail, etc. – with content from your PC., such as photos and contacts.
Graphics & Video:
14.0” HD Widescreen LED Backlit Display, supporting 10 finger touch
Intel HD Graphics 4000
1.3MP HD webcam with microphone
Built-in Stereo Speakers
Optimized Dolby Advanced Audio
I/O Ports & Slots:
1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
LAN/VGA Combo Port
2-in-1 Media Card Reader
Kensington Lock Slot
4-cell Lithium Ion Battery
Dimensions: 13.5" W x 9.6" D x 0.79/0.91” H
Approximate Weight: 4.85 lbs.
Average Customer Rating:
(3 Reviews) 3
(out of 3reviews)
Rating Snapshot(3 reviews)
1 of 3(33%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
"After returning three other laptops that didn't work well in one or more aspects, I purchased this Acer three days ago. I had owned an $500 Acer laptop for several years and had been quite happy with it. It wasn't a stellar performer but did what I needed with zero problems. A rare thing these days. Unfortunately, the dog napping under my desk got a little excited when the UPS guy rang the doorbell one day and took off with the power cord caught on his neck and that was the end of the Acer. Since Costco wasn't offering any Acer laptops or ultrabooks in 14" at the time, I went with Lenovo since they were offering a nice deal on what appeared to a great laptop. It went back within three weeks due to wifi connectivity issues (well document on this site). The next were two Dell's that, while well appointed, were quite a step down in quality and functionality. Additionally, they were stuffed with bloatware that took few days of gleaning out of the computer. The second Dell went back because the USB host controller started having fits after two months and I had begun to hate the touchpad, which resisted any adjustments to remove its jittery operation. Thankfully each of the laptops' issues happened prior to Costco's 90 day mark.
Upon opening the box, I was immediately impressed by this laptop's fit and finish. The aluminum shell around the body is well put together, not perfect, but much better than the previous three mistakes. The boot up is quick and the initial setup was also quite effortless. The CPU fan is mostly silent and when it does spin up, its barely noticeable. The display is nice and sharp. The overall layout is nice but would like 1 or 2 of the 3 USB ports moved to the right edge vice all ganged together on the left along with the HDMI port and headphone jack. The only thing on the right is the optical drive. The SD card slot is at the front left edge, and would be an unobtrusive location if an inserted card didn't stick out half its length. I'll have to be sure to remove the card after each use. I have ripped and burned CDs, watched movies via DVD and digital format and loaded routes onto my Garmin with no issues at all. I have a dual screen set up in my office and the graphics card set up flawlessly. The backlit keyboard is a first for me and so far seems like a nice feature but there is a bit more light leakage around the outside keys, especially at off angles, than I would like. It tends to light the area around you somewhat in low light. It is a very quiet keyboard though with a nice feel to the keys. So far I have only found an off and on setting for the back light but will look for a dimming feature tomorrow. I am not a fan of Windows 8 and within a couple hours of ownership (right after setting a restore point), I added some apps that return some Windows 7 functionality to the OS. Other than the couple niggles over the layout, SD card slot and keyboard, I find this to be another nice Acer product. I hope it last as long as my previous Acer, no dog intervention permitting."
Pros: backlit keyboard, touch screen, light weight, comes with optical drive
Cons: stiff space key, missing ssd, no way to tell if caps lock is on, spotty wifi
"i wanted to replace our current beast the HP Pavillon Entertainment series laptop DV5. This looked like a good bet for the price. On the positive side, it has got a backlit keyboard, a touch screen and is pretty fast. I wouldn't call this the fastest laptop I have owned, since my office issued laptop (also an i5 is much faster inspite of having lesser RAM). My office laptop a DELL has 4 GB. This one should run circles around it, but it doesn't. For the price, ACER should have included an SSD, to boot, but it is missing. THe space key is stiff and feels unnatural to use. I have to press this twice. The wifi connectivity is spotty. There is no way to figure out if the caps lock is on. I got this just yesterday, so perhaps there is a way, I haven't figure out yet."
"Great while it worked. But product only worked for about a day. After just over 24 hours from the time of purchase, the computer had a problem powering up. First time the problem came up, the backlit of the power button was flickering for so long before the the computer came up, we thought that it must have been just a one time incident. Second time it happened, the computer won't power up at all. Now, all the files and sofwares we transferred in it can't even be retrieved before we can return the computer to a Costco warehouse near us."