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I've had this computer for a few days now and I think it is great. Very simple to use, programmes and applications run quickly and smoothly, and it's also very attractive! However, it does take quite some time to load up when you turn it on (around 1 minute 30, which is actually a long time when you are watching a blue screen waiting for something to happen!). Battery life is around two hours, which is the same as most other laptops, I think. Good quality screen, and the webcam is excellent. The computer comes with Microsoft Works already installed, along with a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office, but I personally feel that Works is sufficient enough anyway. I compared many prices for this machine, and it has stayed around the £400 mark, but I think it is worth the money, as the 2GB memory appears to hold masses of information and data!
Having owned this laptop for nine months now, I can safely say that it has been worth every penny. Comparing it to my friends' laptops, the weight and general size of the machine seems to be average.
Since this orginial review, I have purchased the student version of Microsoft Office, and I got this for £40 through the student discount tab on the website! Obviously this is not relevant to the actual laptop, but i any students are reading this and are not prepared to pay the ridiculous normal price, it is very handy information!
I have encountered a few problems, such as the computer's screen freezing, and some programmes 'not responding', but I think this happens to most laptops, and a few minutes patience usually sorts it out because the issue tends to be the fact that I have too mayny things open at once!
Had this laptop nearly 2 months now and as far as operating spec goes it does what it says on the tin. had a few hiccupps withit though as i have had it replaced once due to an inherent failure of the hard drive after 3 weeks. had to argue the cause with Comet, but fair dos to them, they swapped it and were very apologetic. It works well on the internet and speeds are very reasonable. It does seem slightly slow changing programmes but if you can live with this then its great.
I can say much more as i am not too technically minded but it as i have said operates very well, does the job and is not too expensive for home use. My only gripe as with any modern laptop is that you have to but the core programmes seperately such as word. You only get a limited months of use before you have to buy the full programme. My advice today is negotiate hard with any shop and you should get the programme for at least half price or even free if you barter hard.