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Laptops are never going to be as good as a desktop PC. It is a trade off: top quality or portability. The difference is extremely noticeable with this laptop. It is much slower than a desktop and if you have too many programs open at any one time it becomes incredibly slow for this day and age. I am not sure who would actually by this product. It is too plain and 'boring' for the teenage market, it does not have a huge memory so is not suitable for those who want to use a laptop as a 'media centre', storing films and music on it and it is too low spec for those who want to use it as an alternative to a desktop PC (the technical details can be seen on the tab on this page).
I guess business users would like the product. It is all black and seems very serious. It can be used for document publishing on the train and to browse the internet - wireless browsing is easy. It is more of a notepad than a 'thinkpad' as IBM suggest. It is almost ideally suited to be a second laptop, but who would need one. The best use for it is just using it as an expensive internet browser and portable DVD player that only has two and a half hours battery life when in full use (ie watching a film with sound). However, there are definitely better alternatives. Most mobile phones now have internet browsing and can play films, almost making this laptop redundant. I would save a bit more cash (another 100 to 200 quid) and invest in something with a bigger hard drive, bigger RAM and graphics so that you can get more use out of it.