Had this laptop for 3 years and counting. Bought it to help me during my studies and has a proved a good buy overall. Its main advantage is its reliability - in 3 years not had to change any hardware or make any major repairs, apart from replace two keys that went missing. But seeing as keyboard keys are cheap and easy to fix this was no major problem. I bought this laptop primarily for work-related activities and that is how it should be treated - the graphics card and processer are nowhere near capable of running any modern PC games (apart from Football Manager which I've just about to managed to run). As a work laptop it's very efficient and dependable, with a good size screen and user-friendly keyboard. Has four USB ports which I found essential. 3 relatively minor issues worth noting: 1. The charger connection is at the back (can't see what you're doing!) 2. The left-click button can sometimes be quite stiff 3. It loses battery life quite quickly. I have found these issues to be fairly insignificant, but worth watching out for.