Summary: Have only had it in my hands for about 18 hours but I like it already. Construction feels sturdy, layout is clean and attractive, multi-gesture touchpad works well, keys feel positive when typing, having a number pad is helpful since I'm a bookkeeper,.screen is bright, speakers have good volume. Bought this one because it has Windows 7, not Windows 8. Only wish: more USB ports; it only has two.
Summary: This laptop is a bit chunky, but considering that its an old model, that is acceptable. Battery life is a bit short, but seeing as how it refurbished, that should be expected. The keys on the keyboard are well spaced, and it is very easy to type, though sometimes a keystroke won't register. The arrow keys are placed kind of strangely, especially the right arrow, which is under the 1 in the number pad.
Summary: Considering I got this computer to recover from a laptop that died, It's a major step up from the regular problems I had with the old rig. It works quite well for my regular uses, especially in the gaming department, which is pretty surprising for a more "affordable" computer. The RAM is also quite nice which makes it pretty powerful. It's also very quiet and has plenty of ventilation so overheating isn't much of a problem with this laptop as opposed to many others.
A very lovely computer with a very noisy power supply.
3 April 2013
Summary: This laptop has a beautiful screen and is very responsive when running Windows 7. The keyboard functions well as does the trackpad. Unfortunately I had purchased it to drive a ham radio and the power supply it came with (which was not the original) is so noisy (radio frequency noise) as to make that impossible. Any radio receiver nearby is jammed completely. Wrapping the power cord around a massive toroid helps somewhat.
Summary: I'm a writer, and for the basic purposes for which I use this laptop, it is perfect. I've been using it regularly about 3 weeks now and the screen quality is great, settings are easy to alter, and it's very sturdy. Battery life is a little lacking, but that can be remedied with a new battery eventually.
Summary: ITS BETTER THAN THE DELLS IVE HAD and im a very loyal Dell customer. I purchased this computer because my SECOND Dell in two years broke down. My girlfriend suggested an Asus and I thought "WHAT THE HECK AM I GONNA DO WITH AN ASUS??" But this laptop does what I need and Im using it right now. All day everyday, hasnt broken down on me yet!