Summary: I stepped up to the core i5 for speed but the hard drive really keeps it slow. Transfer rate is 80 MB/sec max. I have an external drive that is the same speed. Sad. The usb 3.0 is really nice and so is the big touch screen but I didn't expect the glare to be so bad.
Summary: I had to transfer the laptop registration - but other than that this machine is awesome - Fast, Fast with great graphics, display and processing we are using this machine for web base designs and there have been no hick-ups (so far - so good). Getting acclimated to Windows 8 is different but doable.
Summary: Where are the full specs on this particular machine being sold here ? I'd like to know if it has wireless lan, an optical drive, capacity and speed of hard drive, and rated battery life. Thanks! (I'll rate as 3-star since it looks at least average from the outside.
Computer is fast and great. Windows 8 is nasty and confusing
R. Miller, Amazon
5 March 2015
Summary: Computer is fast and great. Windows 8 is nasty and confusing. I ended up installing a program to make it look and work like Windows 7. Should have just saved a couple of hunderd dollars and bought same computer with 7.