If you are like me, you always want the convenience of a laptop but continue using a clunky desktop because of cost and quality. Every laptop that I've been forced to endure by my company in the past had made me unwilling to even consider a laptop for home. I realized I really wanted the portability and convenience of a laptop. I considered a competitor but I couldn't bring myself to spend a large amount of money on a device that doesn't have any computing power and is mostly just a web surfing device. I did a lot of research and decided on the Asus K50IJ. It holds up well, the screen is large enough that I can actually read webpages, it has a fast processor and it is inexpensive. I don't miss my desktop at all. So far I've had no problems with a LAPTOP!!! Who would have thought that was even possible? The only issue that I do have is that the speakers are not quite loud enough for me but I do have moderate hearing loss.