"Overall a very good laptop for its price."4.5 starson by AkiseAru
Pros: Reasonably priced. Very light and easy to carry. Runs programs relatively quickly (while Second Life lags terribly on this system, Grand Fantasia--an Aeria download mmo--runs quite well). The fan is relatively quiet.
Cons: Screen is shiny and a little difficult to see in some lights--requires tilting. The shift key is a little sticky. The speakers really are not that great. The bottom gets rather hot.
Summary: A note on the battery life:
While it's true that the battery life is very good, it wasn't quite the 8 hours advertised. There are two battery settings, Balanced and Eco. On Eco I get an estimate of about 5 hours (probably 6 if I pushed it, but I've never tried) while on balanced, I believe battery life is about 4 maybe up to 5 hours (I haven't experimented exactly, but I know it's shorter).
However, on Eco, programs run considerably more slowly. It's a good emergency option.
So the battery life is quite good, but I found it wasn't as epic as advertised.
Otherwise though, I really like this laptop. It was well worth the money.