Summary: This mid-level notebook was purchased for a newbie ( my wife) and she is completely comfortable with it. Intuitive enough that I and my my three tech-savey sons do not have to babysit her. One complaint. The clam shell design is somewhat difficult to open. No actual latch but has to Be given a good tug to open. Many times the unit come up. As on piece and accidents could happen when dropped. Otherwise quite worthy of the price for to specs involved.
Summary: I bought this laptop for light word-processing and web surfing, and after 2 weeks of use, it has lived up to my expectations. Screen looks great, keyboard has great tactile response, and the machine manages to stay relatively cool and quiet even after hours of prolonged use. However, this is certainly not a performance machine. I've had a few bugs with the software updates that froze my computer and required rebooting several times.
Summary: Shipping was way ahead of schedule, packaging, very professional. Fast ON & OFF, no waiting, just close the cover. I started downloading Firefox, Yahoo Messenger, Winrar, VLC and other softwares. Somehow the dreaded Babylon search took over the default Google on both IE & Firefox thus I joined countless users victimized by this damn virus, impossible to remove. So, the first day of use, I already used the Restore CD only to find it did not include network controllers.
Summary: I don't like the google chrome wich comes with there cheapest computer, for $279 you get the Samsund google chrome which has apps that I hate....I love windows & their icons...This computer has win 8 so no alps like the deamn ipad..
Excerpt: My previous laptop had just had its fifth birthday. In human terms, not that long - but a lifetime for a laptop. I was looking for a replacement with two quite polarized requirements; it needed to be cheap but also decent. Multiply these requirements by the fact I'm not that tech savvy and I was facing quite a tough purchasing decision.