At the time this was a pretty decent laptop to pickup at least for the price. The screen is extremely large and bright, making it good for gaming or moving watching use. Given that though larger screen will usually yeild less battery life because of the power it takes to iluminate the screen. Additionally this laptop uses an AMD processor and DDR2 RAM vs. the newer nicer, Intel processors (i3, i5, i7). Plenty of RAM though, as it comes installed w/ 4gb vs. many laptops that will only give you 2gb and expect you to buy and install another 2gb. If you're looking for a good value, this is a decent laptop to purchase (at least for the right price). But if you're into the cutting edge performance you might want to look at something with the a more up to date CPU, GPU and RAM. Although This laptop is still decent, I have never been a fan of the AMD chipsets which always seem to lag in performance behind Intel's latest and greatest.