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83 people found this helpful
on March 21, 2014
This laptop had all the specs I was looking for to be able to have a portable design business. It processes my graphics files with no problem. I started with a lower price range than I wanted so I was worried about being able to find enough power with a decent screen size, but this price for all the great specs cannot be beat.
The battery life is great for a laptop this size. With heavy, constant use it lasts a good 3 hours and change. When it's in lighter use, it's lasts over 4 hours. Screen size and resolution is great. Sound is great, too.
The common complaint I've heard is with Windows 8 and I was a little worried about it. I heard it was easier to use with a touchscreen. So, I went ahead and got the touchscreen, and I've got to say I really love Windows 8. You have to actually learn how it works so you aren't surprised when a certain screen pops up because you touched your touchpad in a certain way. Once I learned how it works, it became very intuitive and fluid to use. Plus, you can still have your desktop like Windows 7 and use that pretty much exclusively if you really want.
The size is a bit to get used to, but I think that's just because I've never had a laptop bigger than 14" before! It really doesn't feel bulky at all, just big. I like it and call it "The Beast".
Also, I'd have to say the hardest thing to get used to is the touch pad. Clicking and dragging in Illustrator was quite difficult at first. I've had it for almost 2 weeks and I'm just now feeling comfortable with it. That being said, a little learning curve in a few areas isn't so bad!
I would recommend this laptop to anyone who's looking for these specs for decent price. And go for the touchscreen. The jump in price isn't that much and it's completely worth it! Hope this helps anyone on the hunt for a good laptop :)