Joined on 10/23/11
Still A Great Deal
Pros: I reviewed this before and reported the battery was possibly recalled. It was in fact recalled and completely worthless. It only lasted about 6min off of the charger. I purchased a new battery pretty cheaply and it is good for about 3.5 hours of moderate to heavy use. This is still an incredible deal on a laptop and just to state again, mine came with 2GB of RAM rather than the stated 1GB so even with the battery troubles I'm happy.
Cons: It was a very minor inconvenience to send back the battery for a warranty replacement.
More than expected!
Pros: Said it would come with 1GB of RAM, came with 2GB! Solid build with metal hinges. Great keyboard. Only a couple of superficial scratches on top of case.
Cons: Battery is listed as recalled. I'm not sure if it is a recalled unit or not because it is remanufactured.
Overall Review: I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on this machine and it works great out of the box except that the battery monitor is finicky, but that is a common problem.