Summary: The computer works great. Took out of the box and it meets expectations. But the charger cord was garbage. Had to go buy a new cord. Just make sure accessorites work before grabbing one out of the bin of chargers.
Summary: I gave this rating because the laptop did not meet my expectations. I understand that it was a refurbished product but did not expect to receive a dented laptop that looks to be very used. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Excerpt: On the positive side, the same refurbished model from other suppliers is more expensive. The performance of the unit has been fine and delivery was prompt. Overall it has been a good experience. On the negative side the inside of the cd drive was quite dirty and the case shows more than normal wear. There was zero documentation included so that we had to go on-line to find some of the keyboard controls just to get it started.
Summary: my opinion f.w.i.w., first, you need to understand that i'm reviewing the machine...not the software. i see countless reviews that put down the machine because of o.s. problems... i run this machine with linux mint 13 (i'll throw up a screenshot), so i don't know what kind of experience you win users will go through. i bought my machine elsewhere (less money), but i can still give you a rundown about how i feel about it.
Summary: I ordered this laptop as a backup for my aged desktop and received it quickly. It was in very good condition and appeared like new. It does have an aluminum cover, not black. Setup was simple and easy, however, the battery was another story. After the initial start up, when I turned it on, there was a notice to replace the battery on the setup screen before Windows loaded. I used it once without the adaptor.
Summary: If you are considering buying this notebook you need to know limitations are the hardware and the software. Hardware: I bought this notebook because I wanted a mirror image of the one given to me by my employer. What I found out is the one I purchased from Amazon (same model as my employer's laptop) DID NOT come with a built in webcam. Of course, my work around was to use an old webcam that I had resigned to the back on a drawer.