Summary: The dual-core i7 and optimus graphics work great with Ubuntu 12.04. I don't like how slow the hard drive is and the glossy screen annoys me, but both of those can be fixed (SSD and matte screen overlay). If you can find a deal on it, its a good, light laptop!
Summary: This computer is good only because it is an Intel i7 with nvidia graphics for $730 (it was a Lightning Deal in May 2012). That means its primary purpose is to play games. You can play games like Dragon Nest or Dragon Age on the highest settings and not lag (although if there are too many objects on the field, it'll lag a little anyway). But if you're getting this laptop for general use, you should think again.
Summary: Thin, light, and powerful! 13" screen Intel I7 2.8 ghz up to 3.5 ghz with intel turbo-boost. 6gb ram at 1333mhz Nvidia Geforce 610m 1gb dx11 750gb hdd at 5400 rpm Great laptop and at a cheap price for it's technology. The only drawback is the standard 5400 rpm hdd, but can be easily replaced with a faster SATA hdd or ssd.
Summary: My wife uses this computer and it works great. The benefits and trade offs may make me order a physically larger laptop in the future as a built in CD drive and a full keypad on the right are big benefits. This computer has an I7 and win7 so it is also actually useful.
Summary: Like the title suggests, I'm a college student and this is a perfect laptop. It's very light and durable laptop. It's no ultrabook, but I prefer it to those anyway. Huge upgrade over the gigantic Compaq Presario I was using previously. Battery life is great, but I don't necessarily get 7-8 hours, but I can get a solid 5 hours. I do use it a lot,and I watch many videos and tv shows, so that may have some effect. The Intel i7 processor is really great.
Summary: When playing games this will overheat in a hurry. I played Warcraft on low settings and could hear an audible whirr immediately, then the left side of the machine became extremely hot in minutes. Repeated use like this would likely melt internal hardware, such as the motherboard. Other than that, this is a beauty. Use for anything other than gaming is fast and silent and what you would hope for. No memory lags or crashes so far after 1 month.
Summary: Great laptop that meets expectations so far (about a month in). It has great battery life, the wireless antenna is strong and it seems to be fairly sturdy construction. I'm coming from a Mac, so the touchpad on this is lacking, to say the least, but it's not something that is unworkable. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.
Summary: I bought this laptop due to the fact that finding a new computer with Windows 7 is hard to come buy... I have been using this laptop for a month now and haven't had any issues nor regrets (Did about three months of research to find a replacement of my m11x). It hardware performance and ability to throttle it's power resource makes it worth it alone. I would recommend this laptop (and I have) to anyone seeking a lite weight and affordable machine.