I bought this computer in 2010 and I believe it was built about 3-5 years ago, but it is a work horse. It can seem bulky, but I'm from the generation that thinks that bigger and heavier is better. The only problem that I have with the computer is that when typing my right thumb palm hits the mouse pad and drops the cursor in odd places. I put some gaffers tape on the corner and now there is no problem. It's not pretty but it works. It features buttons for quick access to the camera, internet, music and wireless. I haven't used them yet since I bought the computer used. But I sure that they are good for the novice of first time computer user. I prefer going directly to my program myself. I love that the computer has lots of slots including s-video, 3 usb, and sd.ms/pro.mmc.sm digital media slots. Basicallly you can connect to whatever you need when ever you need to. You will enjoy looking at the wide screen, but the battery life is less than optimal. She also can over heat if you are not careful.
Los Angeles, CA