This Laptop has performance, power and the ability to get the job done for you in a very easy and intuitive manner. Has great graphics, an excellent processor and will tackle just about anything you put on it. This is an excellent computer for someone needing portability in an easy to carry format. It would also be great for a student at any level. It has enough uses to justify it as a back-up or secondary computer if you so choose to do. While there are more expensive and faster laptops on the electronics market, don't miss an opportunity to avail yourself of this computer's capabilities and possibilities for use in the business world as a possible travel-computer. It can and does handle the internet well and will meet all but the most intensive number-crunching programs you throw at it. Battery Life One thing about his computer that you have to reckon with is that the battery-life is a little on the short end. At the best, I got 2 hours of continuous use. At it's worse, I got 1 and 1/2 hours. Don't know why that happened. BUt make sure you carry the charger with you if you anticipate any type of heavy use.