Summary: I am really enjoying this computer. We had purchased one previously that I could not see the keys on the keyboard and Amazon was nice enough to let me return it and purchase this one. It is so much easier to see the backlit keyboard with the added ability of upgrading the ram, which I will be doing shortly, as I seem to be pushing it to max too often. I got rid of the bloatware of which there is way too much of on this thing and the reason I did remove a star.
touchscreen matted to windows 8 is a pleasure to use once familiar with os.
Hector Llamas, Amazon
23 December 2013
Summary: Touchscreen laptop works very well. Windows 8 is a little tricky at first, but becomes a cinch once familiar with os. One minor gripe, is that screen contrast/lighting is not sharp and bright enough. I tried to no avail to adjust the settings. Also, colors are not vibrant and are merely acceptable. Otherwise, this is a fine computer.
Summary: This laptop is great! It is so slim and easy to carry around, yet it has a CD ROM which is what I was specifically looking for. Nowadays if the laptop is super slim then they just eliminate the CD ROM. I do have two critiques, the touch screen works great for the most part, but can be hard to touch the small X to close a tab or other small items on the screen so I revert to the touchpad.
Can't be beat at a $500 price point. Upgradable, thin and light. 3rd gen I5
21 November 2013
Summary: Pros: Very easy to upgrade RAM (up to 16gb, 4gb 1600Mhz/12800 comes pre-installed) I5 dual core 3rd gen. Touchscreen makes Win8 much more tolerable and increases it's functionality with respect to "Apps" Very light weight and thin. Comes with an adapter to use VGA and 10/100 Ethernet.
Summary: The price was good for ths quality of laptop. 14 in. is the standard and the resolution is good enough. It is light and quiet, but still need some time with the touch screen. didn't see a problem yet, but you can't be sure since it's still new ( bought 4 weeks ago). For now, I'll say it's worth it.
Summary: Where do I start... -CPU- The dual-core i5-3337U is clocked at 1.8GHz (which is a little low, but ok for laptops.), which is normally nothing to brag about. BUT it overclocks itself to an insane 2.6GHz when needed. On top of it, the dual-core is hyperthreaded. This means the processor has 2 threads per core, which means it has double the multitasking power of an equivalent Pentium or AMD.