I had one of these and loved it. I took it back and got the updated replacement model because I wanted the digitizer pen capability. I had zero problems with WiFI (that's old news by now). The screen is wonderful.
But the big thing is the combination of the keyboard placement and the ability to move the botton of the screen forward to just behind the keyboard. This accomplishes 2 things:
1. It makes the trackpad mostly obsolete (I only used it once in a while when I needed super-precision). Why? Because touching the screen is infinitely more natural and convenient because it's suddenly in the right place, you're not reaching for it, it's right there where you need it to be.
2. It completely changed my mind about Windows 8.1. Before this machine, I hated Win8, thought it was just a stupid idea. This machine makes it great. The main problem with Win8.1 is that laptops aren't designed for it. This one *is* designed for it.
Bottom line: The only single thing about this layout that's not perfect is that it needs a trackstick. Without a trackstick, then you occasionally need to either (a) shove the screen back an inch or two to use the trackpad, or (b) use a digitizer pen which won't work with this 1st version, or (c) use Acer's AccuFinger software trick that helps you point more precisely on the touchscreen. All 3 of those methods work OK, but a trackstick (plus 2 mouse buttons on the forward edge of the keyboard) would make this thing absolutely perfect.
As is, it's still pretty close to the ideal machine for Win 8.1. Plus, it offers a lot for the money at regular prices. At the price here, it's a steal. (Of course, this assumes that you're open to changing old habits. Some folks will just hate on it because it's different. I think that just might reflect a lack of imagination ;-)
Russell L. Shackelford