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This 14" laptop comes with 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Intel Pentium B970 / 2.3 GHz and original Windows 7 Home Premium in the 64-bit version. It has no DVD reader, only a 2 in 1 Memory Card reader. The dimensions of the laptop are 34.4 cm x 24.1 cm x 2.65 cm, it weighs 1.85 kgs and has a 6-cell battery.
The price usually includes a charger and mine had a mouse and a laptop bag too.
I have been using the Asus X401A WX074V for quite some time and overall I am satisfied with it, for this price I couldn't expect anything more from a laptop. The screen is perfect for me since I am not using any programs or games which require bigger resolution and watching movies on it is surprisingly pleasant. The battery life is really long for me, though I usually use it with low energy settings, once I had gone for 10 hours before recharging it so if battery life is important for you, this laptop is great.
The Laptop starts up quite quickly and the Windows 7 is working perfectly, never had a problem with it and the whole interface looks great. The installation was really easy since the operating system was already installed mostly and I just had to register and set up a few things. The webcam is standard and a bit slow but the quality of the speakers and the high volume level is impressive, it is definitely a pleasant surprise.
In the first few months the laptop worked perfectly. I had many tabs and programs open at the same time (I am kind of a multitasker) and it ran pretty smoothly, however by now it can't really cope with more than 3 programs at the same time. And sometimes, if I have the browser open while watching HQ movies, the player starts lagging which can be resolved by closing and then opening it but it is definitely not too pleasant during a gripping scene of the movie. I tried computer cleaning programs, uninstalling all the programs I rarely used, deleted most of my media to free up some space but it didn't really help.
This is my first laptop, I had a PC before so I don't have a lot of experience with it but from what I have heard from others, laptops tend to get slower in time so I guess this is just how it goes with everyone.
I faced the most annoying "mistake" of this product (though it is partly my own silliness that I didn't think about it thoroghly) when I tried to solve the slowness by wanting to reinstall the whole operating system: it has no DVD reader. I knew it when I bought it (and I even got the DVD for Windows 7) but I never thought that it would be a problem since I have never had many DVDs or games and, and to be honest, it is absolutely possible to live without it, it is still annoying, since an external DVD player is not cheap and carrying one with you everyhere when you need it is not the best option. I believe not thinking of this is my fault mainly so I won't take it into consideration when rating the product but I thought people should know that it might be a problem that they don't really expect.
I mostly use my laptop for surfing the internet, writing essays, studying, watching movies and for a few months I even played World of Warcraft on it, though it did not run without some glitches and lagging, it was ok.
Other than automatic restartfor Windows updates (I really hate it, it only asks you 15 minutes before the restart and it doesn't pop up, only runs in the background and you can easily miss it and be annoyed when the laptop randomly restarts) I have never had any problem with the laptop crashing or turning off randomly so it is really safe to write on it since it is highly unlikely that you can lose your data because of a sudden blue death.
This machine is great if you are looking for something to use for school or just for fun but don't expect miracles from it. It is cheap and really worth the price, though next time I might look for something from a higher category, but I can definitely recommend it for casual use for everyone.
Converse sneakers have been in fashion for several years now and at this rate it will became a classic (if it isn't one already). They come in a great variety of colour, several different styles from normal to hi top to even boot sized and they look great with almost every outfit. There is a perfect Converse for everyone: wheter you like simple and laid back pieces or look for a statement pair you definitely won't be disappointed. From time to time there are limited edition collections too with wonderful artwork on it and you can grab a pair with the Union Jack or the American flag on it.
Many people criticise Converse for their prices, they are right on some level since these shoes are usually quite expensive but contrary to what they say you are not only paying for the Converse logo, it really is great quality. Besides, if you are lucky enough you might even get a brand new one for less tha 25 pounds. The more unique pieces are definitely quite expensive but it is usually because of the material since some are made of real leather or have really warm lining which makes it an ideal even for the winter.
I admit it, it took me quite some time to convince myself to buy one. One of the things holding me back was the fact that every second teenager has a pair and I love to dress in a unique way. The other reason was the price. Finally, I made up my mind and bought a pair for only 25 pounds from and outlet and I must say after using it for almost two years I'm really glad that I did.
What I really love about these shoes is the fact that it can be worn with almost anything. I tried it with trousers, shorts, leggings, skirts and even dresses and it always added a little plus to my outfit. I usually dress quite girly, I love skirts and dresses and when I feel too over the top for school, I just slip my black All Stars and it immediately makes the outfit more casual. But sometimes, on days when I feel like I more effortless l I can wear them with trousers too without looking too casual.
The quality of Converse shoes is also great. I have been using mine for about two years and there is still no problem with i and on top of that it is really comfy. After a few days of wearing heels it is great to change into a sneaker though the regular All Stars are not for wet or cold weather.
Converse All Stars are great for almost any casual occasion, they are comfy, amazing quality and come in a great variety of patterns and colours. Though a bit pricey, I can definitely recommend it for everyone, since it is a timeless piece and you definitely won't be throwing it out because it has gone out of fashion.
I have always been a fan of Lancome products and when I first saw the advertisement for this perfume -I must admit, the lovely Emma Watson was quite convincing while looking dreamy and perfect on the billboards-, I knew that I had to get it, it just looked so pretty with the simple but elegant bottle. I knew if the perfume itself is half as good as the bottle and the campaign, it will be a must have. And besides, when was Emma Watson ever wrong? When I went to the drugstore it was even better than what I expected.
It is a really girly perfume but not in the too-sugary, almost stranglingly strong way. It is delicate, fragile but at the same time, a statement. Unlike many famous perfumes, it really does last all day long, in the first hour it is more of a fresh and sweet scent and it gradually changes into a deeper and more flowery smell as the day passes.
I have got countless of compliments while wearing this perfume, it is such a unique but still very pleasant scent and they all wanted to know where I got it.
The bottle of the perfume is a really modern, simple and it (especially the cap) closely resemles a diamond so it looks really good on your shelf or basically anywhere. It really does look like the one in the picture, even the little rose with a rubber band which can be used as a hairband too!
If you are lucky you can even find this perfume in a box set for the same price. The box is lovely, with white and purple colours, I now use it to store my rings. This set either includes a shower gel and a body lotion or Lancome eyeliner and mascara in travel size. My set included the eyeliner which is amazing quality, every eyeliner I use smudges except this one and the mascara is really natural looking.
Though a bit expensive, this perfume definitely lives up to the Lancome quality, the scent is unique and great for every occasion, the packaging is beautiful (and you with the box set you can cet valuable products for free) and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fresh, new perfume.
I got really excited when I first heard about liptints in general because I have always been too shy to use lipsticks and thought that this product might be the solution for me. I have never had a bad experience with Max Factor products so I finally bought it after some thinking (it is definitely a bit expensive!), however it was not at all what I expected. The colours and the smell of it is nice but that sums up about all the good things that could be said about this product.
First of all, the tip of the liptint is really low quality. It quite often only worked after I have been the pen for a good half minute and the colour residue builds up after a few uses on the tip of the pen. This buildup results in a horrible application: you get awkward darker spots on your lips because of the uneven application and it takes a lot of time to correct all those mistakes.
Another problem with this product is the fact that it claims to be longlasting, however, after just an hour, it almost completely disappeared from my lips.I didn't do anything special, drank a cup of water and eat my breakfast and when I got to school it was barely visible. I had to reapply it every other hour but I couldn't do it just by swiping it on my lips since I needed a big mirror to make the buildup disappear and even out the colour.
The only positive side of using this liptint is that it really doesn't smudge after application. But you can expect it from any other liptint so it is hardly an exceptional quality.
After all this negative experience I was a little afraid to buy another liptint from a different brand, however when I finally bought one (for less than half the price of this one!) I was completely amazed by the results. There was no buildup, the tip was working properly and it lasted at least 4-5 hours.
In conclusion I definitely do not recommend this product to anyone. It is expensive but poor quality, if you are looking for a liptint there are plenty of better and cheaper brands out there.