Summary: I bought this machine in August of 2011 and have not looked back. I increased the ram to 8GB, put in a MomentusXT 750 GB hybrid hard drive and it is great. Boot time is very good and program response time is good. It has been all over South East Asia with me and power or heat has never been an issue. It is rugged and quick for a first generation i5.
Summary: Bought this laptop about a year ago for $550. PROS: Good Price Strong Performance Compact Size Clean looking matte finish Awesome warranty Long battery life Hands down one of the best business laptops out there, except for 1 big CON: Terrible, terrible trackpad. I literally get 2 specks of dust on it and it becomes difficult to control my mouse and I have to wipe it.
Summary: I know there are better gaming laptops out there but I must say, for the price this is unbeatable. This is also not classified as a gaming laptop but I have been playing StarCraft2 and Left4Dead2 at High graphics settings and they run great. Throw in an SSD & extra Ram, as I did, and this laptop is a beast of machine. Best Laptop I have ever owned by far.
Summary: Great Laptop i bought it from amazon, the laptop works great, i upgraded the HDD to WD 750G 7200 rpms and also the RAM to 8Gb. I can run everything on it. The only issue could be if your gonna use it for games. SInce it doesn't have a dedicated video card it will not work fine for games. The laptop from outside looks fine/simple, also palm rest inside and LCD outside cover is black brushed aluminum.
Summary: Nothing too fancy here, just a solid computer for a good price. Didn't crash, screen is good, and isn't too heavy. Battary lasts long enough for me, too. Picked this one up at bestbuy but amazon has better price -- should have grabbed it here!
Summary: I have had this for a couple weeks now and outside of a couple small program issues, this is a great machine. The second time I turned it on, it recognized my face and was logging me in before I even touched the keyboard. The built in hardware is well built and it's a very powerful machine. The only real issue I've had is with Firefox 4.0 running on Win7 Pro. It takes several minutes to load Amazon.com product pages.