Pros: Be aware that any pros are negated by the cons.
Cons: Laptop worked for about a day before shutting off due to overheating. It happened during normal use (running a browser and Microsoft Office). Computer gets extremely hot as the heatsink, fan, and vents are poorly positioned and very ineffective. After overheating immediately when I attempted to start it back up, it ceased to turn on at all.
Pros: I needed to update two workstations for my technicians in my auto repair shop. These were easy to set up and operate perfectly for our requirements. Upgraded both to small SSD in order to boot quicker.
Summary: Overall I am satisfied with my purchase. I bought this unit as a replacement for my Grandmother’s ailing, 10 year old Gateway laptop. She loves doing basic Internet surfing and sending e-mail to family & friends. She needed a replacement but is on a fixed income so she didn’t have a ton of cash to spend on new hardware. This unit fit the bill perfectly.
Pros: You get solid hardware for the price.
Cons: Received a bad battery right out of the box. Very short warranty if you don't buy an upgrade.
Summary: Pretty amazing laptop for the price. This is PERFECT for young children approaching their teens or in their early teens. Graphic card will allow the playing of simple games like Minecraft, Roblox, etc. Software installation was pretty straight forward. Had a scare with authorizing Windows but don't worry - it will sort itself out once you connect online.
Summary: Save yourself some time and money and don't purchase this.
Pros: None, Absolutely None
Cons: So many and so little space. I will be on my third unit. First one lasted 2 weeks, second one lasted 2 days. The second one came with a bonus - dried on vomit from the previous owner(s). No refunds, only another cr@ppy, doesn't work doorstop.
Summary: This laptop is amazingly fast and powerful. It boots in about five seconds, and the wait times are minimal for copying/transfering files and music. The vendor was very helpful when contacted with requests, and I plan to buy another one from them for a gift for a family member.
Summary: FOR MY PURPOSES, HAVING TO LOAD AND ACTIVATE SOFTWARE PROVED DIFFICULT. SELLER WAS QUITE HELPFUL IN MY RETURN REQUEST. HAD I BEEN MORE OF A COMPUTER GEEK, I PROBABLY COULD HAVE GOTTEN EVERYTHING UP AND RUNNING.
Summary: I have been looking for something to replace an XP desktop before April 8, this will do fine. I can (and have) plug in a keyboard, screen and speakers and use like a desktop, or take it with me as a laptop. I really like this computer.
Pros: Fast processor, Win Pro 7 already installed, and disks came with it. Advertised as having 2GB ram, but it came with 4 as others have mentioned. Keyboard is fine for refurb unit, screen is unscratched, but case was not cleaned up at all. It did NOT have extra software/ads/teaser bloatware. Nice design overall.
Cons: Cannot/will not write to a blank CD. Has the software, but the TEAC drive is read-only. Surprised me. Also no instruction manual, or a hint of how to find one online. I would like to know details on the keyboard and USB ports. But not a big deal.