I own this Toshiba model laptop for more than two years now and I can really say, I already had proven it's durability and stability.My laptop is plugged and used almost 24/7 yet I haven't had any problem encountered so far except for some errors on the keyboard key, but maybe it was just on this particular unit. It comes with a DVD writer, wireless ready, a dedicated media player button for ease control in playing your music or video without using your mouse or keyboard to control. DVD writing speed varies depending on the indicated writing speed of the used media. I like the nice black - silver combination built of this notebook and it comes with 3 USB 2.0 slot (two on the left side and one at the back). It also has a VGA slot which is use to plug-in on an LCD projector or into another monitor. Music and microphone output are of course, present. The bad side of this model is the lack some basic connectivity/communication tools like webcam, blue tooth, card reader or even infrared capability is missing. This is model is good desktop alternative for home or office. The Intel celeron processor, 512 memory was fair enough for my home computer needs. Though it's WiFi ready, for me, I would still not recommended this one for mobile people because of the short battery life (1 hour at least) plus 2.7 kg weight is a bit heavy to carry.