I bought a couple of these last fall each had a defect in them. I rebuilt them into one machine. it has been a reliable machine. and does good with small graphic editing, surfing the web and word processing, I've not gamed with it but have been happy with my investment... I should note that there are two video cards available for this model laptop NVidia and Intel. The one I rebuilt has the better one (Intel) that is known to not fail. Over all I've been happy with this laptop because though it is not as small and light as some of the new net books it is more powerful than them and been a great machine.