Summary: I love this laptop but have had issues with the brightness of the screen. From time to time it grows dark and now it has decided not to work when I try to change the settings to make it brighter :o( I still use it at night before I go to bed and catch some movies in my bedroom and the speakers are great! Small and not too noisy.
Great Value, Tons of features. Nice step up machine from Windows 7 to 8
5 February 2014
Summary: I have to admit that I was a little leery of this purchase based on some other reviews I read. I was looking for a touchscreen, windows 8 machine with a backlit keyboard. I wanted an ethernet port. I wanted an old fashioned VGA port because that is how my projector connects. This machine offers all of those things at a great price. Is a it heavier than the other machines on the market? Yes. Is it heavier than the clunker it replaces? Not even close.
Summary: I thought I would hate Windows 8 but I don't. Love this laptop. I can see what some reviews meant abotu the flex in the keyboard, but if you can live with that then you will be pleased with your purchase.
Summary: I know this says (Dark Chocolate) but mine isn't "dark chocolate" colored. Not sure where that came from and this is in my Amazon "Review your Purchases" tab so I must've ordered this one but my cover is actually black/gray. It's excellent. I like it this way more than I would've liked dark chocolate anyway but just for info. Computer is fast and operates well. I just needed a cheap replacement for my old ThinkPad which is near croaking.
Summary: Well built. Not as fast as I had hoped. I really should have bought this with a dedicated graphics card. Don't believe the hype about the i5 chip not needing one. One last not, I am not a gamer and never play games. It just graphically slow.
Summary: I got this laptop after doing an extensive bit of research for a value priced unit with reasonable performance features. After a month, I have found the reviews to be accurate for home and small business use. The processor and associated installed programs have performed as described.