The day I opened the box, I noticed that this laptop is made of cheap materials that could easily break if you drop it more than an inch or so. Good thing I got the Drop, Spills, and Cracked Screens warranty with this! The sound quality is also cheap, and I would not recommend trying to listen to music on this laptop, especially not with your headphones! The volume is also a hit-and-miss. Sometimes the volume is good and you can hear whatever you're playing on this, while other times it is barely discernible no matter how high you crank the volume. The webcam is also quite grainy; I would not recommend it for vlogging. Should be good for Skype though, as long as there are no lights/windows behind you. The mouse also seems to be having some issues.
On the plus side, this computer is fast and should be good for things like schoolwork and other non-audio related stuff. Easy to set things up once you get used to Windows 8. I would recommend this for a new student who needs a starting laptop that is reliable.
Overall, I would not recommend this laptop to anyone who is an avid music player or movie watcher. The volume and sound quality are just not conducive to that. But if you are a student who needs a laptop that is reliable enough for schoolwork and casual web surfing, and possibly a few games, I would recommend this laptop.
Make sure to get the Drops, Spills, and Cracked Screens warranty when you buy this! It's only an extra $28, and I am relatively sure that anyone who buys this laptop will need to utilize that warranty eventually.
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