Excerpt: I love this laptop. If I had know it was such a great deal, I would have purchased two. Separate number panel makes it great for entering numerical data. Screen is a good size and allows more info to be viewed at one time. Even with larger screen, light weight. Thin design. I have not had any issues with speed but I don't keep several applications open at the same time.
Summary: I bought this laptop thinking it would be easy to use. NOT!!! Hate needing a password just to open it up. It doesn't work like normal windows and I keep having to search for what I am needing. Especially difficult is receiving an e-mail, replying and attaching something to the e-mail. Click the wrong button and you have to start all over again.
Summary: Nice entry level laptop for the kids. BUT: DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE PHOTOS! THIS DOES NOT HAVE AN OPTICAL DRIVE!!! I was very upset when I got this and went to load software via dvd drive. No, the description does not specifically say optical drive, unless they changed it. BUT the photos OF THIS UNIT clearly show one. Ended up purchasing an external drive for $20, but I am livid having been short-changed on this.
Summary: Not a bad computer; has some quirks. The keyboard is very stiff, and I have to pound the keys as I type to ensure that I don't miss characters. Performance is very good on big programs, but Windows 8.1 frequently locks up on simple programs like the Windows File Explorer.