I bought this laptop about 3 years ago based solely on the low, low price. Initially I was looking for a very basic low priced computer for my 83 year old grandmother to do email and Facebook on and this was the lowest price on the market. After I got it home and started to set it up for her I fell in love with it and went back and bought another one for my mother and one for myself! This machine is outstanding for the price! It's a solid sturdy well designed machine. Some other competitor machines in this price range felt flimsy and like they would break easily. I have had my machine on pretty much all day and night for years and have never had a problem EVER. The same goes for my Grandmother's machine and my mother's machine (which get considerably less use). I've used this machine for telecommuting to work, for heavy internet activity with multiple tabs and windows and browsers running simultaneously. Though its obviously not a gaming computer with these specs, I was able to do a minimal amount of gaming in very graphics intense online games (3D environments in real time). I have no problem with watching Youtube videos, but it doesn't seem to be able to handle full length Netflix movies without a bit of lagging. The Wifi speed is great and it never drops the signal. I love this machine! Ease of Use This is a sturdy well built machine that can handle pretty much anything the internet has to offer. Battery Life Though I leave mine plugged in most of the time I know newer machines have a much longer battery life than this one. It holds for about 2 hours. Support & Service The few issues I have had were easily resolved with great support. Speed/Performance It's got surprising speed and performance for this price. It's certainly not a gaming machine but in this price range, its certainly a 10.