I've had my Dell inspiron laptop for almost seven years. As a novelist/essayist/playwright/book editor, I am on it ALL the time. It's never given me issues. I absolutely love the size of the screen, although I will admit it is really difficult to find a stylish laptop bag to carry it in (most are meant for 15-inch laptops). The screen quality is great. It's easy to use. It has a full-size keyboard with a ten-key pad which I love. It's still as fast as ever. I recommend it anytime someone mentions that they need a new laptop or computer. I'm very satisfied and when it comes time to replace it, I will most definitely be going with another Dell.