Summary: I bought this model of note book from Electrical 123 in August 2011. It has the I5 processor and 8gb of ram - because of this the battery life is very low, about 45 minutes. The sound in appalling, even on the highest settings I can hardly hear it. I have tried to alter the sound in the bios but it will not allow me to do so. The other issue I have with the computer is that the time keeps resetting to a date in 2010, which creates problems in accessing certain web pages.