I bought this laptop about 3 years ago and it has been a thorn in my side ever since. this computer is massively unreliable and frequently overheats and cuts out.this laptop has relatively low processing power and a graphics card that is rudimentary to say the least. this means that there is pretty much no chance of playing current generation games and even displaying crude 3d images is something of a challenge.this laptop seems to be made with very low quality materials due to the fact that after 3 years of normal usage, the paint on the plastic is quickly coming off and showing patches of white plastic. the plastic itself on the outside of the laptop is hugely scratched.as i mentioned before, this laptop gets seriously hot after about half an hour of normal usage. i should imagine that if in this state, i dropped an uncooked egg on the metal underside of the laptop it would begin to fry.get a netbook instead of this.