I love this laptop. It's fast and easy to use once you get used to Windows 8's quirks. Yes, if you don't like Windows 8 or don't want to learn all the little swipes that cause menus to come up at unexpected (or unwanted) times, then stick with Windows 7. I love the fact that I don't ever have to use the power button. When I open it up, it turns on, when I shut it down, it's from the main lock screen. I have no problems at all with the laptop. It's light, travels easy and the battery life is pretty amazing. I love the little eco-friendly notice that pops up when I've been using it in an environmentally friendly way. I read that some people had issues with typing on the keyboard. I haven't experienced those problems but it does take a little while to get used to typing on a completely different type of keyboard. The keys feel different than a traditional laptop keyboard so some might have issues if they don't do a lot of typing and don't get used to the new layout. (I went from a Dell to a Toshiba.) I love the 10-key. I use it all the time. One issue I have is that they changed the function keys (F1-F12) to require an extra key to use them, the function key. I find this a little annoying because instead of closing a window with Alt+F4 (since Windows 8 eliminates the X in the corner when using an app from the start screen) I now have to use Fn+Alt+F4. Or I have to go to the left-hand menu, if I can get it to come up, right-click and choose close (Again, windows 8 quirk). If you have a friend or family member that has one of these laptops I definitely recommend you to ask if you can check it out, regardless of whether it has windows 7 or 8 on it. Or hit your closest Walmart and see if they have any you can test the keyboard out before buying (that's what I did). I waited as long as I did to review this laptop because a lot of the reviews I saw were within a week. I don't feel I can accurately rate a product without a long period of use.
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