I have had this Laptop for about 18 months now, and have been pleased with it. I had problems with previous laptops due to overheating, but have not had any problems with the ASUS F3E. I find that it starts up fairly quickly, and has great internet connection and running speeds (via AOL). The battery life is in my opinion, quite poor though, and only tends to last for just over 2 hours from full charge to completely flat even if Im only using it for standard internet usage. Another complaint I would have is that the left side of the mouse pad click button has worn quite quickly, and so it now has a black faded area on it. All in all I would recommend it, the 15" screen is perfectly adequate for my use, and it did came with a good, strong carry case. There are obviously a lot better laptops out there, but for the price, this is a good deal for anyone looking for a home laptop for simple family usage.