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.
The best lightweight and all you need laptop for incredible price
3 July 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: 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.
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.
Summary: I bought this laptop for $400 - I think some special pricing on Amazon. And for that price tag it is a superb buy. The laptop is very thin, lightweight, and has good specs. I use my laptop for using Word/Excel, watching movies (output to HDTV via HDMI), listening to music etc. No gaming as such For all of these tasks its a superb laptop. No glitches outputting video to HDMi, speakers are average and if you crank up the volume, they really produce bad sound.