Summary: I was very happy with this computer... Until the hard drive failed after only 90 days! I am not a heavy user, by any means. I do some data entry, watch Netflix online, iTunes, pictures, etc. Pretty typical stuff - no hardcore gaming or anything like that. It is still under manufacturers warranty, but they are charging me $25 to ship it out for repair, where, presumably, they will replace the fried hard drive with the same product, which makes me wonder if I will be doing...
very happy with the machine, windows 8 is frustrating
Carol NYC, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: Just like others have said, the machine is great: the keyboard feels comfortable, screen looks great, sound is good. But windows 8 is just confusing. Hopefully the updates will help. But I highly recommend this laptop!
Summary: Did not actually receive an S5166. I received an S5373, which by all research is a year older model. It performs well but it seems I should have at least gotten a reply from the retailer when I sent him notification of this minor detail. Other than that the computer has worked for everything we needed it to.
Summary: I have been using this laptop for over a month now, and so far I really like it. It's very fast, has a nice look, and the screen is the perfect size. I only wish the battery life was longer, had back-lit keys, and didn't heat up so quickly. A laptop fan is a must!
Buy it, but beware when comparing CPU clock speeds. And a few Win8 tips.
C. Eastman "privacyisaright", Amazon
5 July 2013
Summary: Love it so far. Would have been 5 stars, but read on.... I found this item on Amazon but bought it directly from Adorama, only because I called to be sure it was in stock and they offered me free next day shipping at the same price. One caution: Adorama advertises this with the correct CPU clock speed - 1.7 GHz; Amazon deceptively uses the "max turbo speed" of 2.6 GHz. I was a little disappointed when I went into the system properties and saw the lower number.