Summary: I replaced the HDD with a 500 GB Samsung 840 SSD. Using this for my out of town trips
Pros: Boots up very fast (less than 15 sec), with a SSD of course.
Cons: Touch Pad a little jumpy and erratic. Limited Battery life (3-4 hours), even with a Samsung 840 SSD. CPU cooler fan a little noisy. Even with a SSD, you can hear a humming background from the fan, even when the CPU is not loaded. Without the fan, its battery might last hours longer with a SSD.
Summary: These machines are at a steal, just because it's refurbished doesn't mean it's "bad". You could also buy brand new with a longer warranty, but you can also end up with a faulty touchscreen or worse out of the box.
Pros: Great machine to surf and use the internet and apps. Simple first time user machine (grandma, aunt, uncle laptop facebook, bill paying workhorse) Simple.
Cons: I have bought 4 in the past year or so refurbished only. Finally on the 4th one the touchscreen came out of the box "sticky" it keeps "touching" on a left hand side of the screen.
Summary: Cheap, light, elegant. Nice laptop. One star less because battery autonomy (3 hours). I thought 11,6" screen it was too tiny but no, it is ok. Key has good size and the keyboard looks good built. Great buy!