Summary: Meh...but cheap. I bought this so that I could sit on the couch and surf internet with a larger screen than iPad was offering. The reviews at the time in late July 2014 were mostly positive and it was the best selling laptop with almost 4 star review...The first thing I can say for positive is that the laptop is very light- makes it really portable..this with a relatively clear screen is a bonus. Now the graphics are not HD..
Summary: I find the keyboard to be stiff and backlighting would be good. You have to hit each key on top and firm for it to work, especially the space key. The computer has locked up on me several times and I have to turn it off and restart. When this happens nothing works except for the cursor. Seems slow for the system included, I know it is not a game computer, but I hoped for a little faster computer. The touch screen is great, the first one I have ever used.
Summary: Well, I didn't expect much for this price, and that is what I got....not much. There are so many add-on ads built into this system, it is clearly paying for itself. Much of the problem is that I am old with PTSD etc and don't have the patience to deal with and eliminate all the security and memory clean-up advertisments. This system is slow, has a very annoying facial recognition system built in, and just generally needs a kick in the butt.
Summary: What I dislike very strongly so far about the computer are mouse pad buttons. The button pad is incredibly cheap and clanky sounding. I feel as if I would be asked to leave the quiet ride car if I was using this computer on a train. Aside from that, even though I've only been messing around with the laptop for about an hour, there isn't too much to complain about (although the mouse pad buttons would be a big deterrent for me if I saw this in store).
Okay IF you have someone adjust the touchpad software
RevDorothyL "DorothyL", Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: I bought this refurbished to replace my good 4-year-old Acer Aspire with a cracked screen because it had several features I wanted for about the price (after getting credit for trading in my Acer) of replacing a screen. I wanted at least as much memory and processing power as my ancient Acer, the DVD drive I'd gotten used to, and Windows 7 instead of 8 or 8.1 (which I kind of hate).
Summary: I am not happy with all the connections being on the left side; I am right handed and had to get an extension cord for my mouse. Even the power cord hooks up on the left; it should be in the back so we have the ease of using electrical outlets on the right or left sides of a desk. Windows 8 is difficult to learn after using windows vista for several years. But, I am learning and it is getting easier. The computer is faster and that is nice.
Summary: Ok for price I paid of $250 but really stripped down. Not what you expect from Dell. No DVD drive which is weird. Not even an LED to know if NUM lock or CAPS are on. Makes it a little annoying typing in passwords. I guess you get what you pay for. If you just need a secondary laptop like I needed it's fine for the price.