Excerpt: I can't really say for sure how the computer works. All I can tell you is, my other computer was 7 years old and had Vista and it was 4 times faster than this one. I assume windows 8.1 is the problem, but I can't say for sure. I was able to get it running somewhat faster by deleting a bunch of apps from windows desktop and then blocking ads on the internet, but it appears that this computer is not up to running windows 8.1.
Excerpt: I have purchased several computers and set them up but never have I had so much trouble trying to figure out how to use them once I have them set up. I have been working two days now and I still haven't figured out just how the blasted thing works. I think windows eight should be scrapped and go back to some operating system that an average person could understand.
Summary: Yes! This product does have great features. But what is the point if the computer has weird glitches:-( I had such high hopes. The computer was surprisingly slow. It has some real drag. I work from home and couldn't get my company software to work because the computer wouldn't respond. Also when doing a search on Bing it would show your search but if you tried to click on something, no response. So returned for a new one. Hoping for the best!
Excerpt: Great machine if you have a bad back and only plan to ever check e-mail and browse the web. It's a laptop motherboard in a tower case. I kid you not - it uses an AC *adapter*. There's no desktop power supply inside the tower. But at least it only weighs about 3 pounds so you won't hurt your back setting it up. I bought it primarily for my wife for web browsing and e-mail. It's good enough for that.
Summary: This computer was so easy to set up and run that I was amazed. I was nervous about going to Windows 8.1 so I got a for dummies book before my computer arrived and kind of got a feel for the new layout and how to do basic operations. This computer boots up very fast and when I moved an extra hard drive (storage) it was recognized right away and worked as it should. I would highly recommend this computer to all family and friends.