The Dell Inspiron 1545 is by far the best laptop I've ever had. It somes in 6 different colors, (I got Red) and is very personalizable. It is light-weight and is easy to carry around with you. The processor is fast, internet is very fast and games and downloads come up quickly and whitout trouble. The screen is crystal clear and the resolution is too. The 6-cell battery says it lasts about 4 hours when it's at 100% charged and says it has 3 hours to 4 hours battery life left when it's at 85-100%, but really only has 2 and a half hours. Now, it varies from what you do but the average is about 2:30 to 3:00. Now, there are some problems--first, at times the mouse pad can get too touchy--it jerks from one area to another without anybody doing anything and can get annoying, but it only happens time to time and doesn't last long at all. Also, in my 3 months of owning it, it has frozen and then turned off 2 times. I don't know why this happens, but it is also very annoying. My favorite part is the feel of the computer--the keyboard, where your wrists are--it's very comfortable. Windows Vista is excellent on it, and I enjoy it very much. If you want a computer with features, comfortablity, and speed, this is the computer for you.