Summary: This is a fantastic laptop. First, I love the styling. Secondly, the large screen is a huge plus when you need a lot of screen "real estate." It's fast. The webcam is very clear and works fast. The image isn't choppy like some other cameras. I also like having a separate number pad.
He took this laptop to competitions and it was very lightweight and sturdy through travel by bus and by plane
4 October 2014
Summary: This was my son's computer for four years during high school. He is now a freshamn at Georgia Tech in Chemical engineering. I say this because he used this computer for a wide variety of things.
Summary: I bought this laptop in June. I did my research on laptops with similar specs. So I think it goes without saying that if you buy ANY computer, you should do your own research and see if it would fit your needs.
Summary: Aside from getting infected with spyware early in my ownership, which I remedied on my own, this computer has never caused significant problems. It's easy to use, rarely has speed problems, and the fan is going constantly.
Summary: This unit came without a hard drive but functioned OK. I was able to get an image from a similar model onto a 1T hard drive which I installed in the unit. Ran the image and everything came up perfect except for the WiFi adapter which was different.
Summary: Great laptop. Have had minor bugs over years but have always been fixed. When you buy warranty and have major problem with laptop, it takes a month or so to get it fixed and returned. Transfer files so you never lose time.
Summary: This is my personal computer and my work computer and has been for 5 years now. I am amazed that a computer that cost me 500 has lasted me longer than laptops that have cost 1500. Granted, battery sucks, but I rarely use it off the charger, anyway.
Summary: I have owned this computer for almost 3 years, and even since I purchased it, it had severe issues with streaming from the internet. It does not respond after maybe 30 seconds of even a YouTube video, and slows the entire computer down.