Summary: I had UBUNTU installed on this computer after purchasing. All fine there, the only drawback is no Netflix, have to use Windows for that. The computer itself seems solid, it's factory refurbished, with warantee. Is quick and has plenty of memory for my uses. A huge improvement as I was using an ancient Apple. Seems like a good deal for a reasonable price.
Excerpt: The graphics card can run lighter graphics applications like minecraft and other related games, but for you Crysis maniacs out there, the answer is no, this cannot run Crysis. Also, for a computer in this price range, there really is not that much bloatware. It took me 5 minutes to delete all of it. Bottom Line: I have never seen a laptop with so many features for such a low price.
Summary: Buying a new laptop is a big decision whose results could end up being with you for years. I took far too long analysing over the merits and features of each but in the end saw this in a shop, the last one and reduced by a good amount and just bought it. I like it so much I would probably have bought it or the i5 model at the original price anyway.