Summary: Its been almost a year since I bought this modestly priced machine, having got near Black Friday/ Cyber Monday and I dont think I can be happier with it even still. It's perfect for schooling and gaming alike. I'll start with the deliver, it came very neatly and protectively wrapped and I started it up and allowed it to install its OS and Updates. That went off fine.
Summary: I was expecting a lot less for the money. It is fast enough to be sure. The USB 3.0 and the front facing card slot make this a versitle machine. I did order an additional 4Gb of RAM for the extra headroom. I'm using it primarily for field use for my photos, although I have edited video as well. (Photoshop and Premiere) It did take a few days to get comfortable with the multi-touch pad sensitivity and functions. That is so far the only thing that has been of concern.
Summary: I bought this laptop to replace my 4 year old Dell that was falling apart. I have had it for a month now and am loving it. My only issues are with the keyboard. It is tricky to get used to the shift key, so I fail to capitalize words at times and need to do some extra proof reading. I know this is something I just need to get used to, so it is not a large concern at all. The battery life is great!
Summary: I am very pleased with my purchase. This pc is great! Easy to use. I looked at other pc's and kept going back to this one. I read the reviews about each one I looked at. I decided to go with this one. I don't regret it. The price was great and so is the pc. I am so glad I bought this one. It is fun to use and I love using it. I would recommend this to anyone.
Summary: This is a great laptop for its price. Pros: Excellent specs (RAM, Hard Drive, Video Card), it comes with one 3.0 USB, decent material quality, light, price, amazing heat control (never gets hot), not prone to get fingerprints, perfect screen size, decent resolution, solid keyboard. Cons: battery life it is not the best, speakers are NOT loud at all. Sometimes problems reading the disc unit... could be a software issue, touchpad not the best.
Summary: update: The new laptop arrived and has been in pretty heavy use now for a few weeks. I have to say this laptop is simply amazing for the price/feature set. The only thing I would recommend is upgrading the RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB for that little extra kick since the drive is a tad slow (to be expected on a laptop).
Summary: This was the first laptop I've purchased since 2005, and I have been very pleased with the performance. I am NOT a tech guy, but I work with a few. As far as specs go, my colleagues say this machine has some real robust features, in example, being 64 bit. For me, it was just a pleasure to have a "starter" package of Microsoft Word and Excel already installed. I write a lot and have found these to be adequate.