I don't know if it's different from the one I got for my wife or not, but the one we have is solid. I got her one on clearance from department of goods, a big plus was the sloping top tube on their smallest size frame since she's on the short side.
It is a little on the heavy side, but heavy is good...heavy is reliable. The frame itself doesn't seem to bad, I think it's the wheels that make it heavy. The stock headset did have an issue, one of the pieces was bent out of shape, but we managed to make it fit.