I got this computer for free from my school so I can do my school work like 3D animation and programming.
It is quite good for the things we "should" use it to, 3D animation and programming, just that rendering some pictures takes a while, but I guess that is a common thing, as my gaming computer at home takes even longer time to render things with.
It cam pre-installed with vista which I used for a great bit, but later uninstalled and went linux instead. It worked great with vista, but linux was quite buggy with it as linux has no good support for nVidia notebook GPUs. After a while I formatted again, and now I am running windows 7, and everything runs smoothly.
The laptop is not made for gaming, but most games will do fine on low or medium quality. CoD4 barely runs, but it does after you have messed around a little (You need to enable to built-in microphone or insert an external microphone to be able to start it).
It has some great features for a laptop, nVidia quadro FX 570m GPU, 4 GB RAM, intel dual-core I think. Just one downpart: the hdd is waaaay too small. Maybe 5 years ago 80 GB would be enough, but windows 7 + asobe design premium CS4 + autodesk maya 2009 unlimited + CoD4 = 10 GB hdd left.
So in conclusion, it is great on doing the things I am supposed to do xD