My first personal laptop and I've taken it from Hawaii to Washington DC & back. It worked well the whole trip. Used it for personal as well as work and was impressed with its ability to connect to Wifi. Ease of Use Windows 8 installed worked well & the Dell programs did well. Start & set-up was very simple. Battery Life Could be a bit more battery life, but overall it has done ok. Speed/Performance I really appreciate how fast the systems work on this Dell. Design Simple design. Durability So far the travel easiness of this Dell has been great.