This laptop is a beast. It is basically a desktop computer that you an carry around with you. It originally came with (almost 5 years ago now) Pentium 4 2.66 GHz CPU, which is by today's standards still pretty fast though it doesn't have multiple CPUs for multitasking that current computers are capable of. It also ONLY came with 512 MB of RAM. This is a serious limitation for today's computing needs and it is only upgradable to 1gb maximum. The resolution and screen size of the computer are pretty much standard. The BEST feature of this laptop, though expired now, is the HP warranty. When I first bought this laptop, It's motherboard locked up and something happened where I couldn't start-up the computer. I called HP and they made me ship the computer to them for no cost on my part, fixed the problem, shipped it back to me within 2 weeks. Overall, this laptop is like having a miniature desktop, its not very portable, but will run day and night for years.