I bought this computer to use in graduate school as I needed one I could bring to class and use at home as well. It is large and doesn't fit in a regular sized back pack, so if you plan to travel with it a lot it would be worth it to buy some sort of a carrying case to bring it out in. The screen is nice and big making it easy to see thing like power points and websites. The battery isn't the greatest on power and the volume level doesn't go up as high as I would like, but in the price range I am very happy with this laptop. Plenty of memory as well. If you need to use a computer for long periods of time, making presentations or watching something, this is a great choice.