Summary: The only think I can say about this laptop is that it meet my expectations, I'm very glad I bought it. The only thing I'm not so glad about is that the seller said the laptop had a" few minor scratches" on top. The truth is that when I got it, I realized it didn't have those scratches but it had the plastic broken at the hot air exit on the left side and the radiator panels on the same spot were bended. I had to repair it.. Now it is up and runing perfectly.
Summary: Bought his computer at best buy near Thanksgiving, something you should never do. Worked excellent for a couple of months, then started acting up. Turned out to be a problem with windows 8. Got the windows 8 update and everything is working perfectly. Great computer for the $$, but is better suited for Windows 7 (facial recognition and processor boost from 2.4 to 3.1GHz do not work with windows 8).
Summary: I liked the computer but they messed up on shipping and was shipped over a week after placing the order. They printed a shipping label but forgot to send it to the shipper. I saw it was shipped and assumed it was on its way. Loved the computer I had the identical model before but this one has Widows 8 that I'm getting used to. I also put a 480G SSD drive in it for $260 Wow it's fast now.
Summary: For the price, this laptop packs some power behind a decent screen. Although you may feel inadequate around the retina display laptops around you in class, you paid about half what they paid for a laptop with more power (depending on what they have). I've played many games on the laptop and I don't experience much lag on decent settings. The laptop doesn't head up too much, either. It is all around pretty good.
Summary: No real problems here. Not a big fan of Windows 8. Wished I had watched for other options like firewire ports and PCI express card slots. Can't complain though; fair price and its working well. If you don't have needs for firewire and PCI this has some nice other features like Card Reader and HDMI connections.
Summary: The only thing I don't like about this laptop is the keyboard is a little unpredictable. I went ahead and got a Logitech bluetooth keyboard to use for this laptop if I have to do a lot of accurate typing (whether a Word document, or and Excel spreadsheet). There are some keys on the keyboard that don't take. I don't know whether you have to break the keyboard in like a pair of shoes, but to be safe, the bluetooth keyboard does come in handy.
Summary: Quick shipment from supplier was excellent. The machine is the perfect size w/good speed. The only dislike was that the unit came with Windows 8 and upgrading was a major PAIN. Also, speakers are not very strong. But as a whole, very satisfied with the laptop and the overall buying experience!
Summary: The only draw back is with the operating system, not so much the laptop itself - windows 8 is a little harder than i thought to get use to, but getting the hang of it. overall, this pc does exactly what I bought it for and I've been very happy with it. Have had it for about a month now.