Excellent price/value and they keep on chugging along (despite extremely heavy use & abuse)
Marc G. Belisle "Allswell2001", Amazon
17 February 2015
Summary: Excellent. Best value for money that I've come across. Mine go through some very hard traveling all over the world (inc. 8 months Egypt, Malaysia, Australia, China). First one went about 3-4 years and then just too much abuse took it's toll. This one I've now had for a year and a half and it is still going strong (inc. 9 months Vietnam, Cambodia, Tibet, Nepal, Central America, Alaska). Also purchased one in red for a college student/friend in Nepal.
Summary: I bought this specifically for writing and the occasional skype chat which it does do. I loaded Microsoft Office (I needed MS WORD) and used a flash drive to do it. It worked fine. It isn't a fast PC. It is good for note taking, writing and I use DropBox to keep my files in to move from Desktop, to this Notebook, Ipad etc. It is slow. I gave it a 4 because it does what it says it will do.
Summary: This computer sucks, it doesn't like to connect to the internet, charger port gets shot after a couple days, and screen doesn't stay on for more than a few minutes and you have to restart the computer for it to work.
Summary: This netbook is light to carry, fast, and the battery lasts a long time between charging. I thoroughly detest Windows 8. This isn't a touchscreen unit, and Windows 8 is basically a useless operating program for this model. I disabled most of it, as other reviewers have described, and it became much faster to operate.
Summary: I ended up selling mine, only because I no longer needed. Having a phone with unlimited data and a tablet with 10 GB just made a laptop obsolete to me. I do have one major complaint. This laptop barely wanted to connect to WiFi, it would show that it was connected but when I try to open a web page, it lags or the webpage is unavailable. Meanwhile, I can be on the same WiFi on my phone or tablet and it opens up just fine. Also, I'm not a big fan of Windows 8.
Summary: Bought this for the girlfriend for school -- it works great and is light enough to put in a backpack without adding much weight at all. I haven't tried playing any games on it, but with 2GB of RAM it's guaranteed to struggle with most games. For email, writing documents, browsing the web -- this thing is great. The keys are small, but they have space between them so the keyboard works (even for my big fingers).
Summary: Ordered this little laptop for my sister. I set it up for her, which included upgrading from windows 8.0 to 8.1, downloading and installing all of the updates (took many hours), and installing classic shell so she had a windows 7 like start button. I also have one of these myself, so the process was easy for me. The only negative is that this thing can be quite slow because the processor is a dated Intel Celeron.