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Not awful, but I regret buying it
on December 9, 2013
As a tablet it works OK, sort of, although it is strangely balky at times, which is probably more a function of Windows 8.1 than Acer. (It came with 8.0 but I updated the OS and loaded all of the latest Microsoft updates). The on screen keyboard has an annoying habit of getting stuck on until you tap outside of the edit field several times. Videos streamed through the Netflix app are also balky, although streaming them through the Internet Explorer app by going to the Netflix website works fine. Video quality with my projector is quite nice. You can turn the tablet on end to work in portrait mode, but because of the connector and switch layout you can't prop it up because in one orientation the power cord is in the way and in the other it rests on its power switch and turns itself off.
The biggest disappointment is the "Convertible 2-in-1 feature" which is the reason I bought this product instead of a less expensive competitor. That would be great, but once the tablet is snapped in to the holder you can't get it out without grabbing a handful of plastic knives and prying it out. The holder doesn't seem that sturdy and I always feel like I am on the verge of tearing it apart by the time the tablet pops out, so I never use the keyboard and it is a complete waste. The diagram pasted on the inside of the holder implies that you simply push up on a couple of nubbins on the top and the tablet pops out but the nubbins don't move enough to release anything. I've been happy with other Acer products I've bought in the past but I am sorry I bought this.