offer. This computer meets all my needs. It is fast, has some good software ( Windows 8.1 takes some getting used to), and the HP help site is very good Very good yet inexpencive laptop for students I bought one for my kid and we both very happy with this choice. Graphics and CPU power are great - sufficient to play demanding games like Rome Total War II without lagging. Batteries last for about 2 hours - enough to survive 1 - 1.5 hour classes without charger. Reasonably fast startup. A little bit slow, but acceptable shutdown. Large hard drive. Solid set of standard features you just assume to be on a student laptop WiFi, USB ports, HDMI in case of presentation, DVD drive in case teacher would hand out tools on DVD. Minor things I had to settle for to get laptop at such a low price: * Only GB memory I will not be able to expand. But it seems enough for any It is slower than the I bought years ago. The buttons are placed in awkward positions compared to other computers. It takes a little bit of getting used to and not pressing the wrong buttons.