Summary: I got this unit to take on a trip to the UK, and it worked great everywhere. The unit boots really quickly, you can get to the password screen in about ten seconds, and get to the desktop in another fifteen. It's the first Windows machine I've had that does it. It boots faster than my iPad 2. As for the unit itself, it's nice and small and fits easily into a simple sleeve case, no need for a bulk book bag for this computer.
Summary: First off, the picture is wrong. This is a sleekbook as stated and not a touchsmart. The only real difference here is the lack of a touchscreen. All the specs are top of the line and everything runs smoothly. The build of the laptop is excellent. Very sleek and love the silver metal finish. Performance is fantastic and battery life is great. Haswell is a difference maker. Resolution of 1366x768 at 14 inches leaves me wanting more but adequate. Touchpad can be finicky.
Summary: This computer is really good. The battery life is pretty good (could be better) I don't really care about the weight but it is not that heavy. One thing, it does not update to windows 8.1 very easily (I had a lot of issues doing it) The track pad does take a few days to get used to it but it's not that hard to learn it. The speakers sound pretty good and have a decent amount of volume. The free 200 MB of data a month is a nice bonus.
Summary: I bought this refurb'ed from Secondipity, which is affiliated with Amazon. I was going along well, learning Windows 8 fast and really liking the machine when the fan started getting loud and the machine would freeze up over and over. I've since learned it was probably losing the hard drive. Regardless, they sent a label and I returned the unit. Around ten days later they sent an email saying they hadn't received it.
Summary: This was purchased as a travel computer to replace lugging around a heavier laptop. Turns out it is everything and more than I expected. The only minor complaint would be that the battery only lasts about three hours.
Summary: The laptop was exactly what I ordered & I've been very pleased with it. It's light-weight & has ports for connection to my external monitor, scanner, printer & external hard drive storage device.
Summary: - very sturdy build, well designed, good port layout. - back-lit keyboard has good travel, I like that he function keys have brightness, volume, media function as primary functions, and regular F1, F2 etc work when you press Fn. - fast boot time, general quick responsiveness - battery life is very good, around 6hours - beats audio speakers are good, not enough range though - sd card reader doesn't seem to click in, is a little difficult to pull back out - free 200MB 4G...