Summary: I bought this laptop used. Other than having several scratches on the outer lid, there's nothing wrong with it. I'm still getting used to Windows 8. The camera isn't the best in my opinion, it seems grainy and not very clear. It also seems slow, but my internet is very slow so that could be the problem. Start up is instant. Overall, I love this computer!
Summary: Pleased with the laptop. Reviews had stated Windows 8 was hard to negotiate but I found it ok. However it recommended downloading Windows 8.1 which I did but started having a few problems with internet connection, not to bad now but I would advise think twice about downloading this.
Summary: Good laptop with a few drawbacks. Firstly, Win8 is an absolute pain. It may be OK for a tablet but is inconvenent for a laptop. The firsrt thing I did was run Classic Shell to revert to a more familiar Win7 interface. Secondly, it only comes with 2Mb RAM which is far too small for the machine to operate at an acceptable speed.
Summary: purchased this laptop after my other one got damaged and boy what a difference - my old cq58 was windows 7 this one is windows 8 it was a nightmare to start with getting use to the navigation (still annoying when playing a game and it drags the menu bar on screen for no reason) but the machine does all the tasks required without to many problems and the battery is more robust so all in all a good purchase