My parents bought me this laptop when I went off to college. More than likely they bought this one for two reasons: 1 - they couldn't afford much more and 2- they couldn't afford much more if and when it needed to be replaced. If I had to sum up this laptop in one word, average would be it. It is of average weight (there are certainly some that weight a lot more and certainly others that way a lot less), the battery is okay, maybe 3 hours a day, it is of average size and worked for the average life span of most laptop computers (2-3 years), in my experience. if you're looking for something on a low budget for basic use, this is for you - you don't have to spend a lot of money and it will do what you need it to as long as you aren't expecting to run a game with high graphics or have 20 windows open at one time.