Also, the font is annoyingly tiny. They vary depending on a store, region, and other factors. This becomes more obvious over a relatively short amount of time. The only difference between the 11-r010nr and 11-r020nr is chassis color. As far as I'm concerned this is one of the worst technology buys I've ever had alas I should have gone with my gut and not gotten itas I understand tech far better then her. Unit is sealed, so we can't try the old-fashioned fix of disconnecting the battery to force a restart.
Ctrl-Alt-Delete, holding the power butting - nothing has any effect. Really the only reason I would even give this thing two stars is that it was cheap and readily available. So all told, two brand-new computers worked for a grand total of 5 minutes before they both died. I selected one of the entries 1024 resolution in my case and Clonezilla started up properly. But I figured since I wouldn't be playing any games or downloading anything, that the very low 32 gb would be fine. And it seemed a good choice - for about a week. It may be alluring because of the price, and coming in fun colors, but if you need it for anything beside just being bored and occasionally attempting to waste time, it will waste your time and money.
I've gone through a few laptops over the last number of years, with mixed results and experiences. What really suck is that so far after using it for a couple months the laptop is actually decent. At start up it has at points taken over an hour to recognize a key stroke because the pre-loaded McAfee takes up 90% of processor capacity. The screen turned on, and the desktop appeared, but nothing else would happen -- no cursor, no ability to open programs, nothing. But it seems very sturdy, the processor only consumes 6 watts at full tilt and even then there's only one warm to very warm definitely not hot spot on the bottom of the cast towards the right side. Brands I've ever dealt with. I returned it to Amazon and will never again buy anything for this shady company.
I never order anything with extended warranties, because as they say it is a waste of money, but after reading albeit only a couple horror repair stories I went ahead with it. I only got this computer as a recommendation from one of my friends who said that she had enjoyed it at the time I was unaware that she had very little Tech experience so that bad was on me, she later hated it and I got to see her through it across the room in frustration, which was funny. I bought it a few months ago and it's always been kind of laggy just with browsing the internet. Didn't you even read the specs? If I had a Chromebook, I'd be locked out from those portals. I regretted buying it within 3 months. Unplugging and plugging back in did nothing.
For this computer to work well, you need to remove all the junk that comes pre-installed, including their anti-virus ware--then install a low-footprint anti-virus of your own free ones work great, but remember they're free so they'll have upgrade ads every time you start up, and those slow your computer down slightly. I initially was going to get a chromebook, but I decided this was better suited for my needs. The limited memory would likely become an issue very quickly if you tried to do anything terribly complex though. It works very quietly at all times and stays cool thanks to its innovative fanless design- no noisy fans or any other hardware that can cause noise and heat. I plugged the computer in and, after a minute, was able to start it.
The new one arrived, and I opened the box, plugged it in, and turned it on. One thing I haven't found yet is a way to prevent the battery always charging to 100%, since that's not good for Li-Ion batteries and I'll probably use it mostly while plugged in. Thought this would be a cool little laptop for me to use but turns out, it was just a big headache. I especially wanted to run Clonezilla so I could make image backups, but it just will not start up. I hate trackpads, no matter how good they are, and the consensus is that this one is bad. Trying to check my email took five times as long as it does on my old computer.
And most importantly, the computer did not work. After I finally checked my email, I plugged my camera into the computer to download some pictures onto a popular photo-sharing website -- not downloading them onto the computer itself, mind you, but onto a website. There are YouTube videos that take you step by step through this whole process. I'm a professional visual effects artist. The wifi signal should double or more. My daughter was working in Google Drive Chrome when she got an alert saying the laptop needed to install updates.
I have more than once had to recreate all the hot buttons and shortcuts to applications because an update wipes them out. He didn't deny the notion, but he also didn't take my problems seriously or offer any real assistance, even when I told him that he was about to lose a customer forever. I guess you do get what you pay for. So far I'm really happy with this laptop. However, these components are sufficient for basic daily usage, like surfing the web, YouTube and locally stored videos, or work in Microsoft Office applications. Although it is very annoying that I can't even watch YouTube videos without constant buffering. Make sure you check all the start-up programs for anything that you don't absolutely need.
It is on our list of complaints to take care of. Then we saw the 'restart' image. It happens all the time. That's a limitation that sometimes crops up where you least expect it. So first I tried Tuxboot with Clonezilla 2.