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Excellent Entry Level Student/College Laptop
on August 14, 2014
Excellent entry level laptop computer for the price!
I'm a college student, and I wanted a less-expensive laptop to take on campus to use for classes, than my main one at home. Last year I used a Chromebook, and although it did the job, it was limited in what all could be done on it. That being said, this year, I wanted a cheap laptop that I wouldn't miss terribly if it were stolen, as it could be easily replaced.
I've been through my fair share of Windows PCs, and at this price point, this is by far one of the best deals around. I've heard/seen people who have purchased it even cheaper "offline" at Best Buy and other retailers, so definitely take a look in-store if that's an option for you. Elsewise, at this price, it's truly a bargain.
Windows 8 is... annoying, however, Classic Shell can be installed (Google it) to return your interface to one that's familiar. Once I did that, I was perfectly fine navigating.
Quick for web browsing, and I'm even able to play a few games that don't require graphics intensive demands (MineCraft, Ragnarok Online, etc) on lower settings.
The addition of the optical drive makes this great for my needs (music student, and we go through a LOT of CDs in our listenings), the storage space is great, and I can even use Netflix/watch Youtube videos without issue.
Nice, bright, crisp display- I actually prefer it to my "main" laptop I use at home for business purposes.
If you're expecting a back-lit keyboard, or instantaneous application openings, then look a few more hundreds of dollars. For an entry-level, student/college laptop, this is the one to buy.