i bought this computer about three months ago for the processing capabilities that it has with it's i core 7 processor and the 8gigs of ram in which is also upgradable to 16. i bought the computer with the main focous on using the adobe design programs; quicly and effeciently in which i have been able to do. I have also utalized it for some gaming as well as video editing and for the most part it is pretty good, it renders video very quickly but on the gaming side i would say that the graphics card could use improvement but based on the game what it has may be right for your needs. As for the windows 7 processor goes it is a great improvement over windows vista due to a simpler design, it takes some time to get used to but once you catch on it is very easy. As for some of the physical aspects of the computer it has lots of easily accesable usb, and memory card ports in which are conviniently located on the front and top of the computer as well as extra's in the back. another great physical component of this computer is the easy switch hardrives in which you can slide a door on the front and easily enter another hard drive (up to two) and another one on the inside in which the casing can be easily removed in which makes it easy for upgrades. it also looks like darthvader!