Posted by: JBERN« on: May 22, 2014, 20:53:53 »
1. Windows 8: this is not their fault, but I miss windows 7 so much especially cause it ran smooth on my previous cpu. Windows 8 is for tablets and phones, not for laptops or desktops. With this laptop, it takes an extra step and time now just to find a document or start excel instead of the previous win 7. Even after getting better acquainted with W8, it is still annoying, does not work well with the slowness of this machine, and the touchpad is too sensitive for all the new "tricks" of W8.
2: Unnecessary changes: Conventional headsets no longer work. Only a headset with a single jack for mic and speakers. After 4 months, teh jack no longer works, so now I have to purchase another headset (USB) to get it to work.
Speakers are not good. They are ok at best and high volume sounds worse as it gets higher.
No VGA connection. They moved right to HDMI so you will have to get an adapter. Even my old Vaio from 4 years ago had both connections. Now it is a pain since I try to watch youtube videos on my monitor, but I can't use the speakers. I have to plug a headset into the HDMI adapter. Clicking the buttons is loud and annoying. It is not easy to work in a quiet environment or with my girlfriend in the room who is napping or trying to concentrate so I always bring a mouse.
Pros: Battery is pretty good, the screen is nice, Its good for watching movies with earphones, and its laid out well with its size/ functionality.
However, I would not purchase this laptop again. Too many issues too soon and I'm just not impressed with it.