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Well, this is my work laptop (see my other laptop review for my personal Sony Vaio). If it hadn't been for the fact that I wanted a widescreen for myself, I would have got one of these instead of the Sony. It is very fast (has Core I5 vpro processor) and Windows 7 OS. Touchpad is very accurate (better than my Sony) and screen is OK.
One gripe I do have with it is the battery life which is really not very good. In fact it was so poor that I decided to ditch the DVD drive and have a second battery instead, which still only gives about 6 hours use and makes the whole thing rather heavy.
Otherwise it is a sound machine - the case is very robust and it withstands the rigors of work and travel very well. Boot up time is good which is important when you are in and out of meetings or on and off trains. Like the Sony, it has plenty of USB ports and one particularly good points is that the Wifi seems to be very strong, even when the signal is not too good it rarely drops the connection. Another useful point is that it has a wifi switch on the front so you can manually switch it off to save battery (which as you have seen is important...)
I use some fairly heavy duty programmes and the hard drive is about 75% full, but I have not noticed any drop in speed and performance since I have had it and filled it with my "stuff" (about 8 months)
For a work machine, it is more than adequate.