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Windows 8 is fun. The touchscreen takes a little getting used to for those of us who do not have a smart phone. The keyboard is comfortable and responsive. All things considered, a nice entry level touchscreen laptop.
"Perfect for my needs. And I LOVE the red case....." - By Alan (Birmingham, AL)
This 2-in-1 fit my needs perfectly. It is small in size, yet the screen size is plenty large. The case is great because the red is a sharp looking red, and it does not attract fingerprints. The keyboard is the smallest one I've ever used, but it is still large enough for my large hands. It has a USB3 port and volume buttons and microphone port on the case. Long battery life for web browsing. Office Student edition for productivity. Full version of Windows 8.1 (Warning, controversial statement here: After a year of avoiding it on desktops, I'm actually starting to like the Win8 metro start screen now).
There are a few apps/utilities that I have on my iphone that I would like to see developed as a Windows 8 app. However, this is more of an issue with Microsoft ... full review
As of this writing, the price direct from Dell is much lower than at Amazon, especially if you opt for Dell's financing. A fully functional windows 8.1 15.6" laptop costing in the low $200s is mind blowing. Part of the $ savings derives from the lack of an optical drive or touch screen.
There isn't much to say. I've had it for about 2 weeks, so I can't judge durability. The laptop is made from cheap plastic, but the screen is nice, the keyboard feels sturdy and comfortable, you have a full numeric keypad. The only negative is the trackpad, which is usable but not good. We prefer to use a mouse instead.
We only use it for basics, like web browsing, Office, printing, sending email. It's certainly fast enough for all that. It connects to the wifi network quickly, and web browsing is fine.
I bought this ThinkPad for backing up my business pc which is failing. This one starts fast, runs quiet, has a very good screen, and is reasonable fast. The Window 7 Pro was easy to work with and easier than Windows 8 Pro. Very good keyboard. This could easily become a very productive note book. I bought the Plugable dual monitor docking station and the E545 lit up both external monitors. The one problem I had was when trying to install Office 2010 Pro, it said the dvd was empty. I ended up installing Office 2013 for business. Great notebook for the money.
"Beautiful, functional, light... I'm sold!" - By Sean H. Lee
I used to be a staunch defender for Microsoft and Windows. I always thought that MacBooks were overpriced and didn't offer the same performance for the money as their Windows laptop. But I was never satisfied with Windows laptops - they all had problems and glitches that prevented me from recommending them to others.
But when it was on sale for $900 - plus a $150 student discount - at Best Buy, I just had to get it. And simply put, the MacBook Air surpassed my expectations. The hardware design is flawless. There are simply no other notebooks that can match the aesthetic value of the MacBook. Performance-wise, it's great. The 4GB RAM is definitely not for heavy, demanding tasks, but plenty enough for surfing the web, GarageBand, word processing... pretty much everything a regular college student and average user would need.
*Update 6.11.14* I've had the computer for a few weeks now so I feel I have a perspective of it. I believe I have found the annoying part of the trackpad. The right and left buttons are basically one single button, so if you are used to right/left clicking on a trackpad that had a separated right/left button, this laptop will be a bit annoying. It isn't a big issue but you do have to move your finger quite a bit to not keep on opening the left click menu. It would have been great of those two buttons were physically separated.
Aside from that I have bought a few games that were on sale to test the graphics on the laptop. I got most grand theft auto's (3, VC, SA and 4), the graphics of those games aren't good since they are old, but the laptop handled those ... full review
"Wonderful with the right expectations" - By Shane O. Laake (Columbus, OH)
This charming device has won over my heart, not because of it's immense capabilities, rather because of it does a few things very well, and it can do the rest in a pinch.
It's a great Windows 8 tablet (still an emerging ecosystem) and quite usable as a laptop. It can run most any Windows program, including Office (included), Photoshop, etc... It can also run any number of less well know apps, utilities, etc... plus access USB drives, printers, network drives etc... This flexibility does appeal to my needs as a tinkerer, as even an unlocked Android tablet can't do what a PC can. Here you have a PC. That being said, realistic expectations should be set. It runs a relatively modern Atom processor and has limited RAM. Multitasking, running apps that demand a ton of memory (Lightroom and even Chrome), or ... full review
OMG this is the best little speaker I have ever seen or used. I got it as a gift and was just floored with the high quality sound from it. It sounds like a Bose speaker, truly. And the packaging that it came in was over the top great! Something like Apple would do. I had a friend here when I opened it and well, now she wants one! Totally GREAT!! 5 Stars and two thumbs up!! I totally recommend!!
I currently own Surface 2, MacBook PRO 15 inch, and an iPhone 5 so I am not bias to either side (replacing the MacBook Pro/S2 with the SP3). Choose the product that is best featured, not best brand - this drives competition and consumer quality. I am going to list PROs and CONs organized into significant and common. Significant PROs/CONs is a term for uniqueness or high-end / setback or low-end. Common is a term for similar features or specifications amongst its peers. Most comparisons are between the SP3 12" to MacBook Air 11.6" (2013) model (due to its public familiarity, size, and prestige). The MacBook Air 11.6" (2014) model improves with a slight faster CPU clock (0.1 GHz) and PCIe SSD almost making it the same MacBook Air - refer to TechnoBuffalo (2014) for technical specifications of the MacBook Air 11.6" 2014 model, thus it is safe to compare ... full review