I bought this laptop because of it's low price and its boast of 80GB. Only to discover it's much lower so it got sent back but asked for a replacement.
That came swiftly enough but it had the same max 64GB hdd. That was divided into two 32GB partitions one of which was stuffed full of unnecessary software.
On the same day of the new arrival, after installing just one program, I was forced to use the restore to factory settings utility as the laptop simply would not shut down - even closing the lid did not help it turn off so I had to wait for the battery to wear itself out. Thankfully once it was restored everything so far has been plain sailing, (thank God), and now I can say it's a great little machine.
It's light and not bad looking. I do have a problem with the amount of software pre-installed on it - too much for my liking especially as many of them seem to be games and stuff many people probably already got or can easily get like the dvd facility.
Then there are the trial versions of products like Norton and Office 2007 which I find very annoying because I know I can't afford them even if I wanted them. They suck you into using it, (if you're not careful), knowing it can be whisked away when the time is up.
Uninstall them if you want and download the latest free AVG and Spybot for equally good security. You can also buy 'Ability Office Business' for a cheaper alternative office software.
If you don't like Vista, (it could be the spec hungry demands of Vista when after installing that one program caused the stalling at shut down who knows), loading up Ubuntu may be an answer.
This product is great for lightweight ordinary things like emailing, office work and playing the odd dvd etc.
It is a great machine and if it wasn't for the initial problems I would had easily given it five stars.