"Works great, light, boots quick, long battery life."4.0 starson by Jim_Welke
Pros: Good battery, bright screen, plenty fast for all but the biggest processor and memory hogs.
Cons: The power button is kind of a drag... if you don't remember it's there and pick up the laptop with your thumb on the power button, the machine merrily shuts down while you spew profanity...
Summary: These laptops are as good as any out there, and substantially cheaper, so go for it.
Keyboard is fine despite some negative reviews out there, mouse can be configured easily enough to eliminate annoying features and oversensitivity.
The review above mentioned speakers being "low" -- I believed the same thing for a couple of months until I finally got around to opening "Dolby Advanced Audio" in the tool tray. Reduce volume leveler and the volume cranks right up...
I think my battery lasts about 2.5 hours with wi-fi on and video streaming... but don't quote me. You'll probably get through a full length feature on Netflix.
Also, these laptops are quite light, which is meaningful when you lug it around in a backpack while riding a bicycle.