I am writing this review from this laptop, and let me tell you, it is very good. The large amount of RAM is perfect for running multiple programs at once, I can run a large graphics software, lots of internet tabs, Google earth and a few more programs without it stuttering. It can cope with anything you throw at it (apart from water =]) It is also very quiet, and it doesn't randomly start whirring like some laptops.
This laptop, for its prices would be a perfect laptop for use around the home, maybe at university. I have had this laptop a few months now and i have never had an error message or any other problems with it. I only have one obvious snag. This laptop, due to its size, is quite heavy, so this laptop is not as good for people constantly moving around, as it would wear you out. Also you will have to use this laptop on a desk or something, as keeping it on your lap after about half an hour it starts to hurt. The battery life of the laptop is about 2 and a half hours, though I use mine on charge a lot of the time at my desk.
So all in all this laptop is great, a perfect around the house computer, its fast to boot up, and programs work quickly on it too. It was super easy to setup as well, and i was on the internet in seconds! And for the price you cannot go wrong!