I needed a laptop to use in different areas of my home as well as when travelling. I was looking in the $500-800 range and I found this laptop on special at Circuit City for $599, which was a great price. It has an AMD Turion 64x2 processor. I wanted a processor on the higher end as I have had bad luck with lower end processors in the past. The speed of the processor is 1.60 GHz and the hard drive is a fairly spacious 120GB. This laptop runs Windows Vista which took me some time to adjust to because I was used to Windows XP. Now that I am used to it, I really like some of the new features.
The weight of the laptop was of importance to me since I would be using it while travelling. It is very slim, compact and fairly lightweight when compared to other laptops. I took this laptop on vacation with me this summer and it did not prove to be cumbersome to haul around at all. I was worried about adding extra bags and things to carry because I have four kids and all of their things to haul as well. This was definitely the lightest thing we had to carry in!!
The battery life is not great. I keep my laptop plugged in the majority of the time but I have noticed that the battery life is on the lower end of the spectrum when I do have it unplugged. This can be inconvenient when travelling if a plug is not readily available.
Overall, this laptop is a very good quality for the price that I paid. It has preformed well and I have not had any technical problems with it thus far.