"If you know what you are buying, Excellent Choice"3.5 starson by ClocksTicks
Pros: Quad core, system on a chip means decent graphics, decent power, without an outrageous price tag. Integrated radeon graphics perform reasonably well in casual gaming. Excellent choice for basic entertainment like 720p video, internet surfing, email. My
Cons: Small screen real estate, only 1366x768. Few upgrade possibitlies because of the integrated AMD A8 design. Despite quad core nature, CPU relatively weak compared to an i5 or i7 from Intel.
Summary: Its a great choice for people who are looking for something to do their homework on, play a casual game, or surf the internet from their living room. For those that are looking for a laptop that is going to be a reliable mainstream device 3 or so years from now, you may want to continue looking in the marketplace for a more powerful choice. For its price range, this is a great selection so long as you go into the purchase understanding what this laptop is intended to be - and what it is not.