My husband and I purchased this laptop when our old Dell laptop died on us. We wanted something that not only could we take with us when we travel, but also that we could easily take room to room in our house. At the same time, we wanted something that could double as a dvd player for our daughter when we travel. This laptop had the highest ratings for the price and battery life. It works great. While it is heavier than I would like, it isn't too heavy to take with us on carry on luggage with a two year old. The only complaint I do have is how hot the computer tends to get, along with how sensitive the touch pad tends to be. All in all, this laptop is a good value. It is not the best on the market, but it also isn't the worst. If you are looking for something that is easy to use and covers several bases, this is the one. It is also pretty durable, it stands up to our two year old great!