"not a great deal, not a bad deal, just okay"2.5 starson by ds1919
Pros: Nice screen res, cheap, built like a tank, many good features (wifi, usb,hdmi, etc)
Cons: BluRay a waste,Lethargic when multiple processes,MousePad and mouse buttons do not coincideNoisy fans,no IEEE1394stnd plug or pcmcia, After a few hrs on, it goes haywire
Summary: I dunno, if you like windows for what this lappy says it will do, it will work fine as long as you shut it down every night. For me, I do sys admin stuff and I leave it on for weeks, and it basically turns into a loud fan all night and a lethargic machine (using Vista Prem-->sorry all you *NIX users, got it like this). For home owners its a good deal, for admins and power users, look elsewhere.