For the most part it was great for what I needed it to do. It played a lot of my games pretty well, connected to the internet most of the time (the internal wireless card sometimes would not pick up a signal which another laptop would even with the card on and ready. It did get hot, I hated having to buy a cooling pad for it when I had been told by a representative that it was a cooler model than the previous. Windows worked fine on it, but a lot of trash trial programs were loaded which I never had the option to say no to when building it. I again hated the inspiron-ish look of the outer casing. It was a little more distinguished, and yet still like the earlier models. The screen display was great, easy to clean, and bright. Key combinations always worked, except my z key is a little hard to work unless paying attention to it and there hasn't been anything under the keys - it happened when I first used the computer. Processor runs rather slow at times, no indicator as to why even when very few programs are running. Light weight, and recognizes most all plug in devices or has an easy interface to follow for loading drivers. Battery life was again crappy, as was the AC adapter, never matched even the minimal life expected of them. Warrantee was a little expensive renewal wise, and didn't cover everything I thought it would. Overall tho, great functionality gaming wise for the cheaper price.