Im pretty sure there is a severe mistake in this article, it says its equipped with a 53Wh battery however it has a 3560mah battery wich would mean a 35Wh battery. I think the battery performance is also based on a 53Wh battery becuase its performance is very different from other reviews. There are actually quite a few reviews that complain about bad battery performance!
Just bought this and even though the screen is great the touchpad is a very difficult beast to get used to. It seems very sensitive when tracking yet when tapping to left click the pad sometimes doesn't register the tap. Also when using the buttons the cursor moves now and then making it difficult to be precise. Another con is the right fan which has a distinct noise to it. It's like an electronic ticking that is always there. Even when idle you can hear the fan. Only when the airflow noise is sufficient loud the noise is camouflaged.
It has a free msata interface inside. I've already replaced the hdd with a ssd. If I want to dual-boot to windows will add later a msata ssd. The battery is non standard, li-polimer. So replacement should be found only from acer. Love the screen. Using it now with Ubuntu 12.13. The nvidia video card is not accesible by default in Ubuntu, need to install various stuff to make it work, and I do not bother.
It's possibile mount a mSSD on mSATA port and install an Opereting System like Windows?
It comes preloaded with Windows 8. If you want to install Windows 7 (or other OS) then you will need either a download installation or will need to buy an external DVD burner/player - there isn't one on this model; unlike the cheaper brother with the same specs but less Ram, more HD space, etc.
Is there any way to get this in the US? Or one like it? I can't find it anywhere without a QWERTZ (German) keyboard (You can see it also in the picture on the article). I know I can swap the keys in windows, but I'd like a QWERTY keyboard (I can't stand the small left shift key).
As someone who owns the predecessor to this notebook the M5 (comes with a 640M) it has its problems. Right now it is very hot, I cannot open it to clean it. It requires specials tools to open. The touchpad also stopped working, I believe water damage or condensation may have caused that. The keyboard used to type well but now it's just... poor. The keys feel like a cheap keyboard. I would actually consider buying the V5 given this review but when I think about the M5 here is why I wouldn't: it's too flimsy to survive my travel'ling lifestyle yet also very portable and well suited for it. I think it would be best to avoid the acer brand as these laptops just don't survive out in the wild that well. And when you are outside of the US how is the warranty going to help? I have to come to the conclusion that I need a laptop that is portable, mid-high gaming ready and sturdy. Acer is missing in the sturdy department.
Notebookcheck different writer different oppinion . to me 2kg 15.6" , GT750 , battery life wifi 7-8 hours , palm rest so cool , this will be the notebook worth 95% . - 5% for who dont like Acer brand. although i never own one acer before. palm rest max load 27c to 31c just get 63pts? to me its should 100pts. when u put ur palm at palm rest no more irritate heat issue. connectivity low mark ? you expect the built in wifi give you 150 metre range? go get a alpha , you can go upto 1km-3km. mouse pad? to me its just 2nd item after DVD to be remove from laptop. its should pair with the BT big mouse for now day all end user. Price at Malaysia its too high , RM2.8k for me this should be the set sell at RM2.2k or even lower.