Travel ready laptop for web applications
Overall User Rating (4.3 Out of 5 based on 1,175 ratings)
Overall: Be sure to buy it only if you are going to do lightweight work on this. Some more details and tips for effective use:
Out of 32GB, only ~19 GB is available because of the recovery partition. There is no official method to remove the recovery partition as of today but it is still possible. About 12 GB is free space initially but can be augmented with a microSD. Just format the card with NTFS and mount it in a folder in the C drive. Install software into that folder from then on.
Also the card reader is capped at ~25MB/s but you should STILL buy a fast class10/uhs1 card. Because cards list their sequential read speed. Random read/write speed is more important if you're using it as main storage. Most good cards have random read speeds in single digits and you can buy any card with random read speed till 25MB/s and it won't be a waste. I bought the samsung evo because it had the best random rw speeds for that price (double of sandisk cards in that range)
Uninstall McAfee the first thing you get this and you won't have the speed problems others are complaining about. Use windows defender that is preinstalled but disabled out of the box. Disable html5 on youtube with available chrome/firefox extentions (tried both) because flash is faster and uses less memory.
Not really meant for gaming but it can run DOTA, CS and AOE2. The framerate will be low but install DirectX end user runtime (trust me, even though ver. 11 is preinstalled) and old games will run a lot better.
You can't install linux easily on this machine right now due to issues with the bootloader. Google this for better information. Nevertheless, I am using CygWin for basic linux tasks.
Fingerprints on the body:
People are complaining that the body is a fingerprint magnet. I can assure you that this is NOT a problem with the Gold version. Blue version might be.
These were my only concerns while buying because other specifications are good enough.