"Good Performance and sleek!"4.0 starson by rachellee32190
Pros: I found this computer for much less than $750, and so it was more than worth it. Has little to no problems, works well enough for games like WOW if you cannot afford better. Sleek interface, love the touch buttons for music playing. Huge screen!
Cons: It does smudge easily, but a quick wipe with your sleeve resolves that. It doesn't load programs extremely fast, but it isn't critical. One of my USB ports are dead, but there are 4 in all so that hasn't crippled the computer.
Summary: Overall, I found this computer for a bargain so I am more than happy with it. About the general outside of the computer: it does smudge some, but like I said, a quick wipe with your sleeve fixes that. I love the placement of the speakers and there is a line of touch buttons that allow you to press pause/play, mute, next, previous without having to change screens, and one opens up the really awesome media program that came with the computer. The screen is huge, and comes with a built-in web camera and microphone. The program that comes along with the web camera isn't the most exciting program but it is pretty user friendly. The microphone can make you sound quiet, but essentially all embedded microphones will be like that. You can plug another microphone into it though. It also comes with an SD slot, 4 USB drives, a LAN port, and quite a few other slots. I'm not super tech savvy, and most look like they're meant for older objects, so if you have an old printer that doesn't use USB, you're in luck.
I would highly recommend updating the driver for the video card when you get it. The computer comes with a Microsoft rating of 2 (out of 5) and as soon as you update it, it bumps up to a 3. It really helps with games like the Sims and WOW. The performance on games like those aren't perfect but definitely good enough for a laptop.
Programs don't load extremely fast all of the time. If you are a business person who needs programs up fast, this isn't for you. I'm a student and the load isn't crippling for me at all. As soon as everything is loaded, it works fine.
I haven't noticed any problems with the speakers at all, but if you are a speaker enthusiast, apparently they are not amazing according to the review above. I like the placement of them, and sound works just fine.
The hinge is one long hinge, which for me is great. My last laptop had two small hinges, and ended up breaking in half. It feels extremely sturdy, not just plastic that can break easily. This is my first computer with Vista as well, and honestly I really don't mind it at all. To me, it's a little more user friendly.
The only major problem I ever have is connecting to the internet, but I think that it is my internet's problem, not the computer itself. It usually connects pretty easily to other wi-fi networks.
If you have managed to read all of this, I would suggest trying to find this computer on sale. I did not realize that the normal price is $750, I found it for around $600 and I'm very happy with it for that price. It's the perfect computer for students, and if you're a gamer who doesn't have a lot of money to spend, then this is a good one.