Summary: It could be faster. I was told that I would not need a RAM upgrade at all, but honestly it takes much longer to open a document or a browser window than I would like for a laptop like this. They did give me a replacement quickly when the first one I bought had problems.
Summary: I wanted a cheap laptop to put Linux on. For the money, this seemed like one of the better options. The machine seems fast enough, and it has plenty of memory/HDD space. Physically, the machine looks like it's in great shape.
Summary: I bought this with the intention to use it only occasionally to play movies while another computer is running a CPU/GPU intense game. Seems to work without any problems, despite being refurbished, so I'm happy. Note that it only has 2 GB of RAM (some other reviewers say theirs had 4 GB RAM).
Summary: Excellent product. I have been giving 4 stars because the laptop did not come with the updates of drivers and Windows 7 pro. But the seller had mailed the CD for all this. I would recommend this product to everyone. Buy it with confidence.