This has got to be the best laptop i have ever bought, with 2GB or ram it runs very smoothely and fast, the 160GB hard drive is more than enough space for photos, music, films etc. The large 17 inch screen means i no longer use my tv in the bedroom as i can watch dvds, tv shows and films on my laptop and also online. The laptop has an HdMI port which means i can plug it directly into my TV and enjoy watching tv shows/films directly from the internet onto my 42inch tv in my livingroom. The laptop has a built on camera (1.3 megapixels) which is great for taking pictures and recording videos - or even for communicating online. The sound quality from this laptop in unbelievable, can use the laptop instead of cd player etc. integrated microphone for Voice over IP. This laptop has everything you could want and more, no modifacations need to be done. I highly recommend this laptop for anyone, its easy to use and stylish with its sleep shiny black outercasing.