I bought this laptop as a gift for my girlfriend. I do not particularly like Windows-based laptops since moving away from Windows and making the cross-over to Mac OS X. However, opening this laptop and using it I was very impressed by it's slickness and speed.
The design of the laptop is very good with very little "flex" in the laptop casing. All the software you require is pre-loaded; however I hate the fact that they pre-load MS Office and McAfee, which makes novice users pressured to uses these brands of software; there are a lot better products out there.
An added bonus is the inclusion of a HDMI port, which means a single cable to connect to HDMI enable monitor/tv.
Overall, a very well-built laptop that is fast and has good specs.