Summary: This is a very nice notebook. The sound is even great and it is compact. Does the job very well with many features. Windows 8 has a lot of pluses, once you get used to it. It is worth taking the time to learn. The only reason I did not give 5 stars if because I have not tried the 4 g yet.
Four out of 5 stars and $700 cheaper than a mac Air with a bigger hardrive
10 September 2013
Summary: its 2012 technology in late 2013, works for casual internet, I put MS office on it and firefox and use it for iTunes too. nice having the T-Mobile for emergencies or when I cant tether or get free wifi or am not on office network or at home using my neighbors wifi for free. nice that it came with a 500gb harddrive its half full already.
Excerpt: I was going to buy a netbook. But for $100 more, I get a better processor, more RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium and a bigger screen. I didn't have to sacrifice much since I get about 6 hours of battery life with constant web browsing, occasional music and use of OpenOffice. The only minor...
Summary: really good product especially after installing ubuntu (although with ubuntu install TLC for overhaeting issues, it solves them). but seriously ive had over 10 hours battery life out of this really good laptop.
Pros: battery life (10 hours), RAM, keyboard, most other things
Summary: I purchased this computer as a stand-by whilst my other laptop was off to be fixed - and whilst setting out hating Windows 8, which I am sure impairs it's performance, I've actually continued to use it - waiting for Win 8.1 before finally committing to it, wiping it and installing Windows 7 or reverting to my other laptop. It certainly suits my purposes for email and Office purposes. It was a shock to find Windows 8 had no support for DVD, but I like VideoLAN anyway!