Bought this model for my daughter for christmas. It comes with 1gb of memory, which I upgraded to 2gb. It has excellent graphic capabilities along with a 160 gb harddrive and a cd/dvd reader/writer along with Lightscribe, which allows you to burn the label directly on the disc. The only major negatives I have found is the fact that Lightscribe capable discs are expensive and the laptop uses the Windows Vista operating system. Vista wouldn't let us play cds or dvds. I was able to resolve this problem by downloading and installing RealPlayer and updating that application. After that had no problems with cds or dvds in any of the players that came on the system. My daughter did change some settings she shouldn't have, which caused problems that Microsoft had no solutions for, but 1 email to HP Tech Support helped me solve that issue.