Rated 5 out of 5Â by Reuben22 Good value for the money
This is not a top-of-the-line laptop, but it is excellent for everyday work. It strikes a fine balance of performance, weight, battery life, features, and price. Everything works fine, but nothing is spectacular. I've used it for several months and still performs well. Microsoft Office Pro works quite well: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, etc., all speed through medium-sized files. Battery life is often 4 hours, sometimes 6 with the standard battery and charging is fairly rapid and the power brick is fairly small, but doesn't have a power light. Video and audio performance are fine, too, but the display has some limitations -- check the specs carefully to make sure it will display what you want -- max is 1366 x 768. Serious gamers should look elsewhere. Webcam and dual microphones work well for Skype. It has two 3.0 USB ports, one 2.0 USB port, plus an HDMI port. Single headphone input/output jack and the usual card reader complete the ports. CD/DVD player works fine. Mouse pad has 2 separate "buttons" -- they are not built into the mouse pad, so they work well. Wifi works well. Not too much bloatware installed. Recovery options fairly well designed, if you have to recover from simple hardware or software problems, but other backup options are a necessity. The laptop stays cool on your lap and is fairly comfortable to use that way. The casing is mostly plastic, but it has enough metal supports to feel sturdy enough.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by noneya67 Very good unit, but very poor battery life
Poor battery performance
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PiperJohn very nice computer
been using for over a week now with no complaints. Laptop speakers are ok, but I added speakers with a subwoofer. Sound is fantastic. Thanks for bring back Windows 7.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Shock1946 What a kick after using a Intel Pentium 4 XP machi
The laptop keyboard layout and tactile feel takes some getting used to,
The speed is incredible..
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ant99 Nice laptop for the price
I've had this laptop now for over a month and haven't had any issues. It boots fairly quickly and does what I need it to do. Great buy for the features you get.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by msrae Setup was quick and easy, no problems at all
I'm loving using my new notebook. I find it to have a really good response time, programs are up and running quick - no complaints at all with it. However, I was very disappointed to find that there was no email client included (Windows Mail). I had used Outlook Express for years and Windows Mail, being very similar would have been nice to have. Very strange I thought, not to have included it.
April 5, 2014