Considering the full width of the notebook, the keyboard might have been wider:
Yet I have no big complaints about it. It is designed like a classic notebook’s keyboard. Everything’s in its right place, except the arrow keys. The arrows do double duty and adjust the brightness and contrast (and the user cannot adjust these parameters with one hand as the result), and there are also the Euro and Dollar symbols above the Arrow Right and Left keys which are going to be a big nuisance when you are typing text in blindly.
What deserves my praises is the additional block of keys to control a media player:
I like this innovation really. I am also glad to find some quick-launch buttons here:
But the application the “E” button is expected to evoke is not supplied with the notebook by default. The touchpad is good here:
With its large cute buttons and a 4-position scrolling joystick and a large cursor-controlling field it gets the highest mark from me without a doubt. The bottom of this notebook is quite a rough terrain:
And there is a defect here, typical of many notebooks: the vent openings are located in such a way that they get blocked by the user’s legs if the notebook is placed on the laps. And I should say this is far from a normal scenario for this particular model because low heat dissipation is not listed among the features of AMD’s Mobile Sempron processors.
Not well protected against damage, the screen itself is far from perfect, too. The maximum brightness is rather low; the viewing angles are narrow; the color reproduction is poor (the matrix is wrong about each reproduced color almost); and the matrix speed is mediocre. The highs I can spot are the good level of min brightness, uniform backlighting, and correct reproduction of the darkest and lightest colors. This display may do only for office applications and for the Internet, but it does not suit at all for viewing photographs, watching videos or playing games.