when I first started working at my current job, they assigned me a T 42 laptop. I have always heard great things about IBM sought was very excited to use this computer. IBM did not disappoint. This computer lasted me almost 7 years. I never had a problem with the computer except for the touchpad button which was easily replaced under warranty. However after all these years the computer started to show its age. I now have in our 61 and primarily use that, so maybe that is why this computer seems very old to me now. However if I need a backup laptop, this is a laptop that I use. It still works great. The only thing that I have done to it since I got it was at additional RAM. If you still have one lying around in your house, add some RAM to it and give it to a student who needs a computer. It's an excellent computer to do papers on and use the Internet. Sure, you can play the latest and greatest video games, but it is still good computer.