I am very happy with my Lenovo R-series laptop. It was, by far, the best value. I was able to customize my laptop to be built for my needs. I needed a lot of storage for pictures so I was able to add extra memory. I could even customize the operating system...I'm an XP fan and while other companies were only selling Vista...Lenovo would build my machine with XP. I travel with my laptop frequently and the ONLY complaint I had was the AC adapter wore out rather quickly. ( likely from being packed in and out of the laptop case). I bought a universal adapter with a more flexible connector and have had no issues since. The battery life on the Lenovo is awesome. I am often still typing while friends with other brands are searching for their cords. The built-in wi-fi and "Thinkvantage" program make finding and connecting to other networks easy. Lenovo also has something called "Lenovo care" which is a diagnostics program built-in. This makes trouble shooting a breeze! On top of that, their customer service is OUTSTANDING! I once had my operating system completely crash. I called Lenovo's customer care to assist and even though it wasn't, technically, their issue..their service guy walked me through step by step allowing me to SAVE all my information and settings before completely reinstalling Windows. This was a lifesaver to me...I was very concerned about losing family pictures and was able not only to access them, but to save them to an external drive before the reinstall. I've never experienced friendlier tech support. Their support team is US based as well...which, if you've ever called overseas for a tech issue only to struggle with the language barrier.......this makes a HUGE difference. They truly did not have to help me with an issue that was not related directly to their machine. They not only helped, but went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied. I didn't give 5 stars because of the power cord, but that easily could have been overuse on my part. Otherwise, Lenovo has my vote. I would definitely buy from this company again and have recommeneded their products to others. My R61i comes with a built in webcam for teleconferencing or chat. It is equipped with internal wi-fi, as well as bluetooth capabilities. One can customize the memory, harddrive, processor etc. , so I really can't give you a "standard" on that. I loved the fact that I could build my machine to fit my needs. Lenovo did a great job. The value is outstanding...I could not have bought a pre-built machine with the same specs as my Lenovo for the price I paid. Excellent value. Fabulous customer service. Quick delivery ( I ordered mine online). I am one very satisfied customer.