There are a number of issues with this laptop that add up to a subpar experience.
- trackpad: the trackpad gestures frequently don't work for no apparent reason. If the laptop goes to sleep, it often comes back on with the gestures not working, including 2-finger scrolling. This is super annoying. And even the times it does comes back from sleep or booting up, the gestures don't start working until a minute after the computer has started.
- battery life: The battery life lasts for about 3 hours if you're careful, which is ok. But the really terrible thing about the battery is the standby time. If I leave my computer without shutting it down and it goes to sleep, it is basically always dead or nearly dead when I come back.
- overall speed: Not exactly a speed-demon computer. Feels pretty laggy a lot of the time.
- wifi connectivity: TERRIBLE. By far the worst part of this computer. The range on the wifi is awful, so if I'm upstairs in my house it barely can get a signal. And it frequently randomly doesn't connect or see that there is a wifi network. This is a dealbreaker on any computer.
There are some good things about the computer: the build quality is pretty good. The screen if fine (and touchscreen, though I rarely use it). The keyboard is good. But the issues mentioned above completely ruin the experience for me.