Pros I was able to successfully connect one of my three email accounts.
Cons -- Impossible to connect to Hotmail.
-- The white-on-black interface is ugly.
Summary I've tried every possible combination I can find and I'm finally giving up on connecting my Hotmail account to Outlook 2013. I can log in successfully with Outlook.com, but using the exact same username and password in Outlook 2013 gives "invalid password" errors. Is it a bug? Is there some hidden setting somewhere? So frustrating.
The interface is OK, if you like the Win8 "flat" styling of black text on white background with large icons. I can get by using this interface, but it's simply unattractive.
Pros It doesn't work , there are no Pros
Cons The email doesn't work.
Summary I have a very lovely and FAST desktop. I decided I needed a laptop also. I wanted to load the Outlook 2010 that I have on my desktop on my laptop. Well, Microsoft does not sell it ant more..So had to Outlook 2013. I downloaded it from the Microsoft page for $120. OK, fine, take the hit. I called Road Runner Tech support to get it running. It sends emails just fine, but cannot receive ANY !!!There is a nice thread on this on the support forum. More than just me with this issue. The people on the tread ( and myself) have spent hours trying to fix it, but no joy. One person spent 2 hours having his computer remotely accessed by them and no joy. My emails I send to myself with 2013 go just fine to my INBOX on 2010. VERY FRUSTRATING !!!
Also, good luck getting your address book to transfer from 2010 to 2013...That is another issue with 2013.
So my advice : DO NOT BUY THIS UNTILL THE BUGS ARE WORKED OUT !!!!