I purchased this laptop with a 320gb hard drive, and the performance is brilliant. I havent had any major problems, apart from whilst playing video games which is understandable as they take up alot of usage with the CPU. Browsing the internet has never been better, and using other programs which open miles faster than my older laptops and computers. This laptop is very slim and lightweight. One of the most important things is that it never overheats, the fan stays cool and cpu usage mainly stays down. This laptop would be ideal for students or even people who like to control a lot of programs at once. It's ideal for a whole variety of people. Even children with the right internet protection. It is also ideal to watch your favourite films on, as the screen is wide and the colours are vibrant. Worth the money, you wont look back.