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Having never owned or really wanted to own a lapotop I received this as part of the AOL internet promotion. Initially I was sceptical as to its performance and for it to be given away for free I was worried it wouldnt be able to perform to the level I required. How wrong I was. I have found its hardware components more than capable of dealing with anything I require it to do, be it listening to music, creating cds, editing images or general internet usage. The laptop is fitted with a built in webcam and speaker that I often use with skype to contact friends and family overseas. The hard drive is large enough to store plenty of pictures and music for the majority of people. I have found the battery life to last often in excess of 2 hours from a full charge. When on or off charge the laptop is quiet and doesnt get too hot as do others I have seen or read about. The cd/dvd writer is quick and the built in software is simple and easy to use. I would recommend this laptop to almost anyone, the only real draw back would be that of the graphics card as anyone wishing to play high quality games would struggle
This laptop is set at an amazing price!it is a great entry laptop for anyone. the hard drive is a decent size however, if you are the type that downloads movies you might want to get your self an external hard drive. the 1GB of ram is standard there's days an is ok however if running vista it can make multi tasking a little harsh on the speed. this laptop has 2 RAM slots allowing it to be upgraded to 2GB, however the current ram cards are 2x 512Mb cards meaning that you will have to get rid of them an replace them with 2x1GB cards if i wish to upgrade that much, it is still possible to upgrade to 1.5GB, however it still wont provide the performance you would be looking at if you ware running windows XP. the graphics card is standard as well but should play any game that came out before 2007 considering the specs game ware running on at that time, however the 1GB ram along with vista may slow things down a touch. i do admit i don't play many games there's days so can't accurately comment on anything after 2007. the display size is a perfect size for working on and watching DVDs. its not to big and its not to small, i found it ok for designing websites, however i did upgrade eventually for a larger screen when i came by more money. the CPU speed is rely good for a laptop at this price and shouldn't be shunned, design wise this laptop is of a very solid build and will take a few bumps as my model has.this is perfect for the budgeting student who wants something that will last and dose the job.