When the netbooks first began coming out, my husband and I discussed getting a netbook for him. We went to the store and, after looking at them, ended up getting a netbook for me! It really wasn't for him, but it is perfect for me. I am a blogger by hobby and a trainer by trade; I use my computer mostly to blog and to present. On the bogger front, this is perfect for me. It allows me to write my blogs anywhere and is lightweight so I can easily carry it around. The keys are very easy to type on and I never really had a problem getting used to typing on the keyboard. By trade, as a trainer, I LOVE the lightweight smallness of this computer. It is so nice to go into a presentation and not have to lug around a heavy laptop. It holds all my information right on it and it's literally a matter of open, power on, and plug it into the projector! So, why the Gateway and not any of the other netbooks out there? Well, honestly, the first thing that got me was the color. I knew that I would also be using this computer in my kitchen while looking at recipes which has a Coke theme and the red laptop would go perfectly in there! However, as I was looking at the information on all the netbooks, what sold me was that the battery life claims to be 8 hours!!! All the others were claiming 3.5 to 4 hours. I never expected to get a full 8 hours on the battery life, however, I was most impressed when it lasted well over 8 hours on my first trial on the battery life. I then put it to a full test. I charged it completely up and ran it straight until it wore out. I ran it while watching movies online, blogging, emailing, surfing the internet, downloading onto an external drive, and most of the times several things at once. The battery STILL lasted close to 8 hours! It is so nice, when doing presentations, to know that I don't have to worry even about plugging in the computer. None of my presentations last 8 hours, so I know, as long as I fully charge it before the presentation, that the only thing I need to bring with me is this very lightweight, very small, netbook. The screen is small, but that's what you get for any netbook computer and it really hasn't been a problem for me. It is very easy to work with. I work this computer to the bone; often times running several programs at a time (something not recommended for netbooks as it tends to slow them down) with no problems. I have had this computer for nearly a year now and am still very happy with it! I use it on a daily basis, and often throughout the entire day. I would highly recommend anyone get Gateway netbook computer; the battery life alone is worth it...but the power and versatility of it just adds more!