Summary: I purchased this product about 6 months ago after using an HP for over two years. The SSD was remarkable to me, but has slowed down the start time overall as time has gone on. The faulty mousepad seems to be as a default after going over other reviews.
Summary: So far I've been pretty happy with it. A ton of HD space for not a ton of money. Windows 8 is taking some getting used to, but that is always the case and there are a few work arounds to make it more user friendly. One thing that is annoying is the 'mini-VGA' port.
Summary: Good Laptop For The Price Although The Price Went Up $40. Just Before I Made The Purchase. I Just Don't Care For Windows 8. When She Downloaded The 8.1 It Came Loaded With Ads To Clean The computer etc.