It is a very simple design, that is also sturdy and inexpensive (with its plastic frame). It is also very functional, with a good sized 15.4" screen. However one thing that could be said is that it is not a show piece. But for a reasonable price that isn't what you expect. With a good range of features including wi-fi, 512mb ram memory and intel centrino it is a good all round laptop. The graphics are also very good and it offers a good powerful performance. It has a fairly long lasting battery as well for up to around 4 hours. Another good thing is that it doesnt get over heated at all really, even if it is left plugged in and left on for several hours. Overall a good laptop for family use, or for a student wanting to do work, but is not the most stunning design or with the best features out there.