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only get if it you can update some hardware.
on July 7, 2013
I was surprised to see that a desktop computer comes with a 5200RPM hard drive.
that's even slow for a laptop.
because of the slow hard drive used, makes working on the computer a drag.
I had to take off the back cover and replace the slow hard drive with an SSD drive. once that was done, it was blazing fast.
the computer is well built and solid.
they are nice enough to give you a touchpad as a regular mouse, because the touchpad is kind of hard to use for some people, like me.
I did love the cordless mouse given as well. it does not have a middle roller button to browse up and down the screen, but it has a touch sensitive roller area which you can use as a roller button. and the cool thing about the roller pad is that it gives you feedback by making the mouse vibrate as if you are rolling a roller thingy.
another thing I am unhappy about is how the back panel opens. only one screw tightens the back with a screw, the rest is locked in place with magnets. the screw is located at the bottom of the entire device, so its hard to get to, and you don't even know its there. so when you are opening the back panel, you will like its all magnetic and you pull it apart. the only screw at the bottom of the device does not give you any resistance to make you think, oh wait, something else is holding this together, and it snaps and breaks. which it did for me, but its not noticeable. there should be a sign or pointer that shows the screw needs to be taken out 1st.
the speakers are okay, nothing out of this world though.
the USB3.0 did not work. I had to uninstall the driver and reboot it for it to work.
so the conclusion is:
if your okay in replacing the hard drive with another faster one, then you should definitely get it.
if you have no clue how to do this, then skip this computer.
sorry for the run on sentences. don't have the time to fix it. hope this helps some people.