This is not a computer for the traveler. It isn't incredibly heavy, but over a long flight, or long walks in the airport, it will start to feel heavier than a brick. All the same, the screen is nice and large for a laptop, the battery life is around 2 hours on power saver, and the keyboard is nice and large and also has a 10 key pad which is great if you have to enter a variety of numbers. It is a good computer and has enough usb ports, 3, and even has an HDMI and lan, wifi, etc. The version I own doesn't have bluetooth or wireless N, but those rarely create any issues. I'd like it if there were a few more buttons so I am not having to constantly use the mousepad, e.g., to turn the volume up or down. It does have a turn on/off the wifi button, but I have maybe used that once while I have owned it, and that was mostly to annoy my wife. While I may not use it, it does have a built-in web-cam. I would absolutely suggest this laptop to a friend.