Summary: I am taking online accounting classes for which my Mac is not adequate, so I bought this little guy for $305. It works just fine. I hate Windows, but until the accounting world shapes up and learns that Windows is just for making PCs act like Macs, and does a lame job of it, I'm stuck with Windows. But that's not the little Asus' fault! If you want to use a CD, though, buy something else. Otherwise, light, portable, works. Just keep your expectations as low as the price.
Summary: very happy. no disc drive is the only downer but the ext. drivers are cheap and sometimes better than a internal one. but the speed and setup is great. it is a great budget computer. if your low on cash but need a good laptop id get this one.