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Why I love this laptop,
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I've gotten several laptops in my lifetime. And, this is the best one I've gotten so far. Nothing really stands out but it's just altogether well made. When you strike the keys, it feels very nice. The picture quality of the screen is good. Programs load up pretty quickly. Every laptop I've purchased I have regretted. I bought a laptop that was small and lightweight. I thought that it would be great to carry around. But, I learned that ease of carrying it around doesn't justify the small screen. Then, I went the other way and bought a huge screen. But, the weight made it so cumbersome. For example, just typing on your lap was annoying. But, this laptop seems perfect. Light, good screen size, and programs work perfect. Here are some points that I hope helps you make a decision.
1. Touchpad. I love the touchpad. Very responsive. And you can scroll up/down and sideways by using two fingers. Never seen that before! Of course, you can zoom in and out by bringing your fingers together and out.
1. low battery life. After a few hours of web surfing, you'll have to replug. My other laptops lasted much longer right after purchasing. (After a year or two, all of my laptops' batteries just sucked.)
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Initial post: Dec 27, 2012 1:58:54 AM PST
Carl C. says:
Laptop battery 'sucks' until you replace it's mechanical hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD), then watch the life of the same battery triple, at least, on a single charge! Another added bonus: every activity on the machine becomes noticeably speedy, the speed difference is like night and day. On average, a 128GB SSD from a reputable mfr. will cost about $100, $175 for a 256GB SSD.
Posted on Jan 6, 2013 8:44:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 8:47:40 PM PST
Sloper Dude says:
Any battery will suck if it is discharged deeply repeatedly, and especially if it isn't promptly charged afterward.
The key to battery longevity is not to discharge it more than 70%. Not discharging more than 50% is even better, though understandably that cuts into the time you are able to use it on battery.
The bottom line is that batteries die quickly that are discharged deeply often.
Posted on Feb 28, 2013 9:08:29 AM PST
David A. Derolph says:
By now, you may have resolved the issue about having to buy MS Office. If not, students can get Microsoft Office at "academic" pricing, which is usually much lower than the regular retail price. College students can usually get the software in their college bookstore.
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 8:32:17 PM PDT
Lee Geiger says:
This computer is similar to mine, just a bigger screen, I think that you should get about a 5 hour battery life, if you buy a battery replacement, just charge it one hour at a time, or check you charge rate indicator, over charging will eventually destroy your battery.
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