"Lots of Features, Convenient Buttons, Low Battery Life"4.5 starson by seventysrocker
Pros: The Volume control is a handy wheel, WiFi switch, SD Card reader, Volume Control Audio Input are all handily located below the Touchpad. 10 Number Keypad. Great Keyboard layout, Great Touchpad interface, tap to click, Bright Clear 17' Display.
Cons: Only 3 USB 2.0 slots, Very short Battery Life, Excessive Heat, No Bluetooth, No FireWire Slot, No built in Cam, No built in Mic
Summary: This is a great Laptop to keep at home or at the office. It is fairly lightweight, and easy to transfer back and forth, however, the large 17' Display is a curse when going to buy a Laptop Carying case. The Keyboard is very sleek easy to use, with a additional 10 Number keypad for easy entry. The FN buttons are integrated into the F1-F9 Making it very easy to get what you need done. It comes with Windows Vista which is very user-friendly with many features. For Example, you are connected to the INternet and instead of having to minimize your web browser, you can easily access your Desktp folders with the Desktop launch button. The USB and Media ports are all very handy and well placed for easy use. There is both Ethernet and Phone Line inputs, as well as a VGA input on the left side. The Lightflash technology is nice when maing a DVD or CD for a friend or loved one. This is a great Laptop for watching movies at home, it has a nice Crystal Clear 17' Display and Handy Media Buttons located above the Keyboard, such as Mute, Open, Play/Pause, Stop, Foward, Rewind. The great Touchpad is a little sensetive when typing, so for Home use I recommend a USB Mouse. You can easily turn off the Touchpad with a FN HotKey. Battery Life is less than desirable with a mere 104 Minute Battery Life, with Minimal Brightness and Processing Speed. I would not reccommend this for someone who is going to use it on the go, but for home or office use it more than meets the expectations.