Summary: Well I bought this computer for myself.. Computer its self isn't bad, Processor is so so.. for the price, Memory good, Mother Board NOT UPGRADABLE!!!!!!!! I was very very very dissapointed at that.. it is a Mini Board, You can not upgrade the graphics with a better card ONLY use what is onboard. I went and bought a new Video card to install into the computer when It arrived, and WAS VERY SHOCKED I Can't..
Summary: This computer seems to Be ok. I've already purchased the DRRAM upgrade to 8GB from the installed 4GB. As is I think it is great for everyday computing needs. I do not recommend this product if you are looking to run several apps at a time.
Summary: Very disappointed in this purchase. I must have got a dud b/c of all the good reviews here. Unfortunately for me, this machine was dead on arrival right out of the box. I was able somehow to boot it up a few times, but it normally would not boot into Windows7. It would get as far as displaying the "starting up windows" message, but then it would just hang there forever. I really wanted this to work for me b/c it came w/ windows7.
Excerpt: The only problem with the computer itself is Windows 8. After a steep learning curve, having used XP for the last several years , the transition was interesting. The wireless card in the computer so far has failed to perform at any reasonable level. I have a top of the line net gear setup and my old PC was operating at 25 to 30 mbs. My old computer was 9 years old. I did expect this one to at least perform at the same level, but it has never operated at more than 5 mbs.
Excerpt: Of course the windows 8 is taking a little getting used to. The desktop option helps though. The computer seems to be working fine although if you open it up inside there isn't much in the case. It doesn't matter to us because we just wanted an inexpensive replacement for an older computer that died. But if you are someone who likes to add on to a CPU later, you won't do it with this one. The expandability options are limited.
Summary: Snappy, 64 bit CPU. As quick as I could want. Very quiet. Very easy to network. Lots of memory and disk space. The hardware is great. My complaint is the new OS's GUI. I really don't like it at all. Microsoft has taken away most of the navigation and file organization features that I use making both the file system and internet browser more difficult and time consuming for me to use.