I used this Dell Inspiron 13 laptop for about a year and a half when I found it on sale at Best Buy. Previously I had a Dell Inspiron 1505 and I wanted something smaller and more portable. The Dell Inspiron 13 was the perfect sized laptop for me and it came with Windows Vista, this was before Windows 7 was out. It fit perfectly into my backpack (designed with a laptop pocket) and didn't seem to add too much more weight to my load- it was certainly much lighter and smaller than the Dell Inspiron 1505! The default configuration doesn't come with too much RAM so I suggest upgraded it right away. The battery was great, lasting about four or five hours with light internet usage. I don't use this laptop anymore because I have another one now but I highly recommend this one (or the current Inspiron 13 as this is an older model) for people looking for a small, affordable, but decent laptop.