i've had this netbook for probably a couple of years now. i received this as a gift and was in dire need of a laptop. i have tons of programs on it, even photoshop and stuff, but i find that it's fastest for browsing the web and doing simple tasks. the photoshop stuff seems to work okay, but it's definitely not as fast as my newer dell laptop. i used to try to do photobooks on shutterfly with my netbook and it was just painful. i guess the processor wasn't fast enough or something. but that is my only real complaint about this little gem. but the thing i love about my netbook is that it's so small and so much lighter and more portable than any other device i have, save my tablet. the tablets are nice, but then i find that touchscreen stuff sometimes annoying (i have an asus transformer eee pad). this netbook gives me the best of two worlds, portability and the ability to do some more stuff that's more involved (spreadsheets and the like). over time though, i have to say that the battery life isn't that great. it never got the full 8 hours it boasted when i opened the package. now it's down to maybe like an hour. but what do you expect after 2 years, right?