"Bad experience with this computer"1.0 starson by iaksamit
Pros: Light weight, long battery life
Cons: Endless problems in the first 6 months: wouldn't boot up, spent two weeks in repair facility overseas, fan is inadequate, computer shuts down when it overheats.
Summary: I bought this computer, after reading many reviews and seeing this model recommended by many experts, for a 5 month trip overseas. I needed a very lightweight computer with long battery life and this model delivers that. Unfortunately either it's just too delicate for travel or I got a lemon because once I embarked on my trip it was one problem after another. Mid-way through SE Asia it simply stopped booting up. One of the only authorized repair centers in the region was in Perth and luckily I was on my way there but had to lug around this useless paperweight for a couple of weeks until we got there. Then it spent 2 weeks in the shop while they replaced the motherboard and other parts. When I got it back the fan kept making a loud whirring noise and shutting down. Finally got a good tech support person after talking with people in three different countries, who indicated it might be overheating and suggested getting a cooling pad. Now I have to carry around a laptop-sized accessory to make my light, thin laptop work. I'm back in the States and it's going back in the shop. This laptop caused endless frustrations on my trip and I could never recommend it to anyone. I used Dells at work for years and they were indestructible and took all kinds of abuse.