I purchased this laptop on sale for $350 and am very pleased with it. It lacks some of the computing power as a more expensive model but it is excellent for school work and internet usage due to its portability. It's a very lightweight laptop. only weighing about 2 pounds, which makes it great for carrying around campus. It came with Windows Vista installed but the stock memory of only 512MBs made it rather slow so I installed Windows XP instead. It's easy to install more memory if you'd rather go that route. The biggest problem for me is the battery life, which only lasts about 2.5 hours. If you're looking for something to game on or do any kind of graphic editing this laptop won't work for you, but for a cheap laptop for internet use or school papers this is great, once you take care of Windows Vista.