Pros 1. Great touch screen. Runs very smoothly
2. Lit up key board.
3. Very portable
Cons 1. Sometimes the WIFI goes in and out.
2. My control Key sticks the one next to the Fn button
Summary All in all. I payed for what i got. This laptop has been amazing, especially for experiencing Windows 8. I did a lot of studying about which Ultrabook I wanted to get and there is no difference in the spec, or quality i just found out it all boiled down to the price. I got it on cyber Monday for a great deal. I would recommend this computer for anyone who wants to experience Windows 8 and also wants a laptop with a touch screen.
Pros Back lit keyboard
Win 8 OS
If your coming form win 7 you should be OK but if your coming from WinXP take a class have the associate show you a few things before going home
Summary No need to fear People the next great OS is here. Look it is different and this can be scary and unnerving to some. Just be patient. If you can get your way around windows 7 and your smart phone Iphone 5,android or windows phone then you can tackle this OS. I can do everything I was doing on win 7 and do everything I was doing on my phone minus make phone calls and text. I don't need to grab my phone to play games most games I play are in the win 8 store. so My phone sits until it rings or I receive a text no need to work on both my phone and laptop I can do most on the laptop now. switching between desktop mode and tablet mode is easy. People I am a computer tech and I was getting impatient at first, but I took a deep breath and took my time. I learned the OS the basics and then I was off and running. My wife is a basic computer user and she had no issues. Win 8 is truly a Good OS, gives you many choices of how you use your laptop. Your not just stuck in one mode of doing things. Don't listen to the fan-boys. Try it and learn it and I promise you won't go back. And so what there is no start button SO WHAT!
Pros Fast and powerful, touch screen, thin and light.
Cons Touchpad is a bit hard to use at first (I use a bluetooth mouse, so that's a non-issue anyway).
Summary This is excellent laptop, especially for business users. It handles my memory hogging programs extremely well and has everything you'd want in an ultrabook and more - fast processor, thin and light, and full featured (including a touch screen and a CD/DVD drive). I love this machine!
DVD player in an ultrabook
Cons Colors are washed and reproduction isn't great
Touchpad can be finicky but you can shut it off
Summary I bought this to replace a 3-4 year old Sony. I am pretty tech-savvy but I don't need an annual upgrade!
Look, this isn't a Mac and it's not supposed to be. It's also not a high end, expensive unit and shouldn't be graded as such. The unit runs around $699 at Best Buy and for the price, you get quite a bit: 500GB of storage along with a small SSD to keep the thing fast. A DVD player/burner is included. You get 6GB of ram which is more than most others. You get a decently responsive touch screen to run Windows 8.
The only bad thing I can find is that the color reproduction really isn't good and the colors are washed. This is not the best laptop for photographers or movie buffs but the screen works and I've seen worse. The resolution is not the best either but for the most part, it beats my 3 y/o Sony Vaio.
All in all, if you want some decent specs along with function in a 14" laptop that looks pretty sharp and has some old school flair, this is probably your machine. I looked around to find a better screen and at this price point, you can't really get one in an ultrabook type laptop.
I'm happy with mine.
Pros Portability, love the touch screen and the pen! This has replaced my Wacom for editing photos.
Cons So far so good.
Summary For anyone looking for a laptop replacement and constantly on the move.