I do a lot of typing and translating, so I need a screen I can be comfortable staring at for hours. This one won out. The battery has a good lifespan and the screen is super-large and easy to view. I like that for as powerful as it is, it is also extremely portable- I don't get tired carrying it around all day. It has a slim profile, which is also a nice bonus. I like the keyboard, which is easy to use and also pretty hard to get things stuck in- no pastry crumbs lurk in the keyboard corners, never to be removed again. It has a built-in webcam and comes loaded with all sorts of goodies. I like that it's easy to set up and customize. I don't really like the touchpad, I think it's not in the most ideal location, but I like that it is quite sensitive and I can zoom around inside my system with ease. It's really speedy, too- I don't have to wait long for it to process when I'm working. In short, this is a good workhorse of a computer, and it's recommended.
Rockville Centre, NY