Summary: I don't know if the problem is the laptop or Windows 8. However, together, both of them are terrible. First of all, Microsoft apparently thinks it made things easier by hiding everything, including my existing printers and settings. It took it upon itself to replace my printer with the one-note cloud "printer" which would not let me print anything. That's just one problem. Now, whether this is due to windows or the laptop, I don't know.
Summary: I ordered this laptop after a lot of back and forth between laptops. I had an Apple laptop that broke after 5 years but it was out of our budget to buy another mac. While 5 pounds seems light, it's actually pretty heavy and bulky for a laptop. The battery life is okay, I would say it lasts me about 6 hours on low/average use, about 4 hours on high balanced energy use. They updated the software to 8.1 which I like a lot more than the windows 8.
Summary: Do not buy this! The hard drive crashed after just 4 months of light use. I left a message with the seller and we will see if they will help us out by letting us return it or fix it without charging us.
Summary: If you enjoy exploring new problems every week then this is the laptop for you. First week the audio for the headphones went out. Had to install an old driver to fix that problem. Next the scroll function on the touchpad stopped working. Haven't been able to solve this problem yet despite reinstall old/new drivers. Can't wait for next weeks surprise...
Summary: MY WIFE & I THINK THIS IS A GREAT DELL LAPTOP AND HAVE ENJOYED IT SINCE RECEIVING IT.IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A GREAT LAPTOP THIS IS THE ONE.COMPARE PRICES AND YOU'LL FIND AMAZON WILL HAVE ALL OTHERS BEAT.SHIPPING WAS VERY GOOD ON THIS PURCHASE.THANKS AMAZON.