Summary: I have now had this laptop nearly twelve months and it does everything I want it to. Amazon customer service is first class and I have no complaints. Windows 8.1 is a big improvement on windows 8.
Summary: Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but I hear they are going to re-introduce the START button. The laptop is fabulous, though. Fast, good screen. Only down side is poor sounds, but a pair of speakers sorts that out. For £300 it is superb.
Summary: I have been running an older version and it was faster than an i5 for general use, so stays roughly 40C - obviously the i5 will out perform for gaming etc. I deleted everything on the hard drive on arrival, I hate W8 and installed W7. To do this go to BIOS and select dvd drive, and then select CSM boot, and it will boot the W7 or Ubuntu OS.