Summary: This is probably a fine laptop computer. Unfortunately, it is burdened with Windows 8.1 which is the worst operating system I have encountered in over 30 years of computer experience. Windows 8 is a total dog - slow, clunky, loaded with unwanted "features". It is also loaded with unwanted advertising and commercial product lures that have no place in any operating system. I use my computers as tools not toys, a concept Microsoft seems to have forgotten.
Summary: Have been somewhat disappointed by the product. Had to get technical help to fix bugs that were installed on the computer. Feel that the quality of this Lap Top was inferior to my previous Lap Top. The keys are extremely sensitive have to slow considerably down otherwise you get spelling errors. Hopefully the experience will get better. The box also arrived in a beaten up condition and it took 5 days to arrive on a 2 day ship.
Summary: I usually buy laptops knowing that I'll need to do some improvements on it. Adding Ram is on the top of that list. 2nd- getting rid of Windows 8 and replacing it with Windows 7, but that's another story. I was so taken by the price of this laptop that I neglected to check how much Ram I could add to it. This laptop only allows for 8, which is fine. I believe once you "up" the Ram, the speed will be just right for everything this laptop advertises.