This computer seems to work pretty great for the few months that I have owned it. The personalization process isn't as lengthy as I thought it would be. It is very much YOUR computer. The boot-up process is very quick. It doesn't seem to stall like other systems do. It ready to use seconds after it starts up. It is a little on the hefty side. The screen is pretty fantastic and the brightness on it is SUPER bright so you can really see the screen. It also goes off when you unplug it. The battery life is really strong for a laptop - we will see how well it lasts in a few more months. One thing I find that is pretty mediocre is the camera. It does not take great pictures at all in comparison to some of the other laptops I have used for that purpose. The video quality isn't all that bad however. The charger also isn't bulky so you so don't have a HUGE charger just laying around like a brick on the floor. I just do not like Windows 8 and it seems like all of these newer Dell computers have them. It isn't that big of an issue though because you can easily avoid some of the set-up they put on there that I assume are the "perks" of Windoes 8. I would definitely recommend this - it would work well for school/business. It seems built for that more than just leisure (which is what I use it for) although it has worked great for that as well. I definitely think it is a good buy.