Summary: The only cons I have on this laptop are the fact that the wireless card is so bad that you have to be next to the router in order for it to get some connection. Slow HDD. I would like the keyboard to be a little bit more sturdy, but it's not so bad. Don't like all the bugs of Windows 8. That is why I run Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. Speakers are OK. Touchpad is big, works fine. Fast laptop, you can run games on it, not un ultra, but you can run almost any game.
Summary: This is a good laptop, it runs mainly all the graphic intense pc games without a problem. I get 150 FPS on League of Legends, and it also runs Mass Effect 2 with high settings pretty smooth. I'd recommend this laptop but the downside to it is that the keyboard feels pretty cheap and delicate, not backlit and gets dirty pretty easily. The audio from the speakers is terrible, it sounds like nothing but static and no base.
Summary: Picture is beautiful. Keyboard has a nice touch. Good value at the Amazon price. Hate Windows 8. The computer also comes preloaded with too much junk software. Very messy and time consuming to get it cleaned up and useful. Sound quality is poor - you'll want to do something about external speakers.
Summary: Okay, so I've had this computer about a day now. I must say it was well priced and the processor is really fast. The keyboard is fine to type on, and I touch type very fast, even though it is not quite full sized (some keys like the space bar, number pad and arrow keys are reduced) but all goes well.
Summary: When I first turned the laptop on, it did its usual loading for the first time thing, and having to make an account for it and such. But then it black screened for about 4 hours. I looked it up online and it said it is a common problem and what you need to do is power down, remove the battery for 10 seconds, plug the laptop in, turn it back on then reinsert the battery. I did and it came on like it should have the first time. Has been working very well ever since.
Good for the next 2 years but be aware of shortcomings
A. Dent "Aragorn", Amazon
16 July 2013
Summary: I bought this model when Amazon offered it at a discount (deal of the day) to replace my soon to be college-bound kid's 5 year old laptop. It's more or less what we expected and, to get the bad out of the way, let me start with what I really really didn't like about it, then I will discuss the good features.