Summary: Wanted a "state of the art" computer that I could still afford, and I found it! VERY fast, lots of style, a great keyboard (back lighting with an on off option would be nice, but still)the display is brilliant, "folded back" "tent style" great for watching movies, speakers surprisingly good, hey whats not to like??
Summary: I've had this laptop about a month (after finding a great deal at Staples) and I am completely satisfied with it so far (especially being such a big upgrade over my 8 year old laptop). The touch screen is very responsive and clear. Videos look great and it is very fast with internet activity over my wireless network.
Pros: Fast performance, Touch screen is responsive and easy to use, Good battery life, Clear and vibrant screen
Cons: Took some research and effort to learn how to disable the screen's auto brightness adjusting., Screen doesn't fold completely back.
Summary: I was looking for a solid portable machine to use mostly for statistical computing. Streaming and graphics for me are just hygiene factors, as in, I expect all newer computers to do that these days. But I also wasn't interested in becoming a nervous wreck trying to look after a $1500+ macbook..For under $600, this is a great buy. Yes, the keyboard and touch pad are a little cheesy and since it only flips to stand mode, I have no use for the touch screen.