Summary: I bought this for my mother, who just tech savvy enough to turn on a computer and not much more. It's perfect for her to play games, check email and Facebook. It was cheap, easy to set up, has a lot of pre-loaded features, uses very little space, and can be put virtually anywhere. The drawbacks: Not enough memory (speed) to use with more demands than just game playing so I recommend paying extra for the additional memory.
Summary: I have my lap top, but I really wanted a basic desktop for certain things. This is just what I needed it for! The video playback as far as on youtube could be better, but if you want basic, this is great!
Excellent well-featured budget laptop from IBM partner
8 July 2009
Excerpt: *UPDATE, 31 OCTOBER 2009: Well, as an utterly (and literally) shocking testament to the build quality of this laptop, last night I inadvertently knocked over a glass of water on my desk, the entire contents of which went straight into my laptop while it was on and running. I watched in horror as it shorted out and went black. I picked up the laptop and shook it out, to find water pouring out of it everywhere.
Pros: Durable and reliable, surprisingly good build quality and feature - rich for low price
Cons: Old - fashioned styling, display limited to 1024x768