I am in my second year of college and needed a new laptop, but was not able to spend a ton of money. I chose this over one from best buy and I am very impressed and satisfied with this purchase. I'll begin with what I like about this HP laptop. First, it runs flawlessly and has good battery life. I have not had any problems with it. Second, it looks and feel great! As a student, I do not want to be carrying around a big bulky laptop or one that looks terrible. This is a lightweight, slim-looking, and stylish laptop. (The one in the picture looks black, but the primary color is blue). Third, it does everything I want out of a laptop. I mainly use it for college work and research, but also use it for social networking, skype, and music. It's a really good buy for the "cheap" price. If I could change one thing about this laptop, it would be the fact it does not have a lighted keyboard. This make things difficult in a darker room or classroom. However, it is not a deal breaker. Finally, I'll touch on Windows 8. Personally, I like it. Sure, it is very different looking from previous operating systems. It also take a little patience to learn how it works, but both of these things are not killers. As I mentioned, I am a college student and I think it works perfectly for me. Everyone dislikes Windows 8 and I could understand that if I needed to re-learn the operating system for my job. Overall, it's different but I think people overreact about how "bad" Windows 8 is.
This laptop is awesome for it's price and does everything I want it to. I don't think you'll find a better laptop for this price. I would definitely recommend this purchase for fellow college students or for a first laptop.
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