When I bought this Sony laptop I didn't mean to. We bought it after my HP laptop died (dead screen). We bought it on sale in local store and we were very glad that we did it! Its light weight, has good battery life (about 3 hours when you do regular stuff and about 2 hours when you watch movies). It has beautiful screen, integrated web camera, several USB ports, DVD-RW combo. Also it has 2Gb of memory, Intel Core2 Duo T7100 1.8Ghz process. Originally it came with Windows Vista but with Vista on board it was very sluggish, I decide to downgrade to Windows XP (it was pretty hard to do since there were no drivers for it for XP, I found them much later). After this modification it starts to fly! Everything loads instantly and works great. We use it mostly for travel since it pretty compact and light. Overall we are very satisfied with this Sony laptop. We highly recommend it to all our friends.