Summary: I purchased this laptop more than a year ago -- probably closer to 2 years ago. I still use it at work and sometimes on the weekends. Here are some perspectives which you may not find in other reviews. 1. I like that the screen is matte -- not glossy. You can use it everywhere. 2.
Summary: We purchased this laptop from another vendor on June 8, 2013. The hard drive failed on June 15th of 2014. The system began running slow a few weeks after we got it home, we took it to the vendor at which time I voiced my concerns and they 'checked and cleaned up the hard drive.
Summary: The hard drive had to be replaced after 2 yrs for $220. Lost some data ( did have some on a flash drive) due to hard drive replacement. Never let me type without cursor jumping all over afterward though. Very annoying. Now the battery died and it won't let you view it with only the power cord.
Summary: I've had this laptop for approximately 2.5 years. It was a quick and cheap replacement to a MacBook I spilled coffee on. While this is no way shape form etc. a MacBook (which I miss dearly), for what I paid its pretty decent.
Summary: I use this laptop for school purposes and also for gaming. It probably couldn't run Crysis 3 on even low settings, but for less demanding games and such it does great. I've played Amnesia and Portal 2 on this, and it looked fine. The laptop is also pretty quiet (as in the fan isn't that loud).
Summary: I've owned this laptop for 1 1/2 years now. Now, the keyboard keys have worn to the point where they do not work correctly. The keys have "loosened up" so that you get 2 letters showing when you press the key only once!
Summary: I bought this just over a year ago and it is still working well. I am writing this mainly to address the complaints about the touchpad. I agree that it jumps around unpredictably. However, if you press [function key]+[F5] you can turn the touchpad off.