Summary: This purchase was a gift for my 10 year-old daughter. I think it is a great compromise between cost and performance and a decent first laptop for any child or teenager (as long as they don't have hard-core gaming ambitions). The Radeon chip will be just fine for things like Minecraft. The GPU will use some of the RAM, but there is enough left to run 2 or 3 applications at the same time without swapping. Plenty of storage on the 500GB disk.
Summary: I've had this computer for 2 weeks now. In that time I have come to realize just how sweet this little thing is. Obviously it is not a powerhouse for video editing or gaming, but for the normal online activities it is very good. I do keep the power setting on high, which seems to improve the speed of my web surfing. Windows 8 seemed daunting for the first couple hours, but it is so easy to customize and it boots up at such fantastic speeds.
The best lightweight and all you need laptop for incredible price
23 April 2013
Summary: I bought this laptop for my husband. He totally loves it. It's super lightweight. It has everything he needs. The speed is perfect. Speechless!!!! I would totally recommend this laptop. Arrived in time and as described.
Summary: Trying to negate some of the information from other reviews (here and other sites; I bought from a competitor). If you are the average user (productivity apps, internet, watching Youtube/Netflix videos, social tools), this machine in its base configuration should provide you more than enough room and performance. In addition, it is built really well and looks great. I have seen some reviewers complain about the lid seeming flimsy. I don't think this is true.