I work in the IT industry and use this computer professionally. It is a great machine and runs well, even when I have many applications running at the same time and 15 different browser pages open. It is quiet in it's operation and doesn't get too hot, unlike other laptops that I have used where the air being exhausted can nearly give you a burn. While it may not be the lightest or thinnest laptop on the market, I think it is ideal for business use where you are traveling frequently and a more sturdy laptop makes more sense. It has more ports than I need, and that says a lot, as I ask a lot out of my machines. The built in wireless works wonderfully and I've never had a problem connecting remotely to various different networks. The fact that it is dock-ready is a plus. I can work out in the field, as well as have it double as my main work computer when in the office. While I use it mainly as my work computer, I have run a few games on it and haven't found any issues with the graphics. Overall, I think it is a great buy and am highly satisfied with it. Battery Life The battery life is great!