- Intel Core i5 2450M (2.50 GHz)
- 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
- Super-Multi DVD+/-RW with Dual-Layer Support
Quite satisfied 12/05/2012
. usb 3.0
. nice surface design & feel
. screen size
. windows 7 Not 8
. location of the power port
. stock ram
Note: stock battery is not exactly long life, but not a con for me I consider a laptop battery a secondary or backup source as I'm typicaly using the supplied adaptor or solar power. However some rely on battery life more, so price a 6 cell replacement just in case. If you travel or are on the road alot or have solar, buy a 20$ 12v dc adaptor, thats the jazz right there.
First thing you do is upgrade the memory with a good 2x4gb kit. I recomend the Adata xpg 8gb set N82E16820211568. Windows rating went from 4.7 to 5.9 - you read that right. Big boost for the Intel 3000 graphics. The 5400 drive rates at 5.9 on this machine, not bad. Even though I plan an ssd once the 90 days is up.
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