I am a student, so a laptop is vital to my work. This one is perfect. Mine came with Windows 7 inbuilt and has just about everything you'd need to be getting on with work or indeed with play. I am a gamer too. I have 3 games installed, pretty big (and new) games at that, and they all run very smoothly. I am also a musician and have used the inbuilt camera and sound recorder to help memorise and to market myself on the internet. Saying that, if the sound recorded is too loud, it will distort, which is troublesome. The sticky notes application is very useful, provided you are on the laptop enough for it to remind you of events or deadlines. The only thing you may need is some antivirus software. The laptop is light and mobile and will connect to wi-fi at a fair distance. I'd recommend this laptop to anybody, especially students.