Top critical review
Dead battery / sharp edges / no keyboard light / ships with old windows 8.0 / no preloaded spam ware
on March 18, 2015
Ordered this for my Son and it arrived with a dead battery. Only noticed this after spending hours upgrading from windows 8.0 to 8.1. Would be nice if the product shipped with the more recent windows 8.1 as it is a huge improvement.
After having seen others complain of the same issue (dead battery) we returned the product. Partly this was because we were not impressed with the build quality. The edges to the laptop feel very sharp and the texture feels a bit odd. Perhaps not an issue for some folks, but my Son has sensory issues; so just be aware it will dig into your wrists a bit and feels a bit odd.
Additionally the lack of keyboard light was a bit sad. It seems standard these days; why it's not included I don't know.
On the plus side this machine ships with no spamware loaded. This was our main reason for buying it. It is also light and silent from the disk; although the fan is very noisy. I guess it depends on your workload.
Overall despite this it is a nice machine but I can't forgive shipping with a dead battery. Hence a lower star rating.