Summary: I bought this laptop used from an online pawn shop with a store on the E auction website. So far, everything looks good. There's no optical drive (CD/DVD), but USB external optical drives are easy to find for less than $30. With a 12 inch screen, this laptop is really small, but the person I bought the laptop for is an older person with small hands, so she really liked the layout and feel of the keyboard. I'd call this more of a netbook.
Summary: This laptop sucks. I've had it for a year now, and it's given me nothing but problems. Within a week I was taking it into stores for help. I now wish I had just returned it. If I try installing anything it just slows the whole computer down and I spend more time waiting for things to load than anything else.
Summary: Not exactly what we ordered (got a V5-122P-0408) but we're making it work. Slim and relatively light. A little under powered at 1GHz. Good for the size. Back-light would've been nice (V5-122P-0857).
Summary: The laptop arrived in a timely fashion. All seemed well as I began to set it up until I realized that the 'k' key did not function correctly. It would only type if I pressed in the very center of the key with more force than I would use when typing quickly. The key even sounded different from the others when pushed. I googled for this model and keyboard issues and found very quickly that this is not an uncommon problem, so I decided not to get a replacement.
The touchpad is not the best, the rest is awesome!
Karan Sharma, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: For the price, probably the best laptop out there. I removed windows 8 and installed xubuntu 14.04 and had no issues. The touch pad is a bit of a disappointment especially when it comes to the right & left buttons. You need to press firmly and often (like very often) you end up clicking in the wrong location. That's my only complaint. The battery lasts a good 4.5 hrs. I'm using a lightweight Linux edition so that helps with the battery. No issues with the screen.
Summary: I love compact laptops, and this is an excellent one. It is fast, light, with good specifications. The only drawback is the 4 cell battery. It would be perfect if it had a 6 cell batery such as the acer aspire 1830T-6651.