Summary: I love my cute red netbook! When I bought it, I thought it would mostly be useful for checking email and doing some light work while I was on vacation. But I use it all the time! Its display is large enough and its keyboard is comfortable enough that I've done some substantial writing/word processing (purchase MS Office separately). I've done spreadsheets for grading. I haven't tested its battery life yet -- I live a "plugged" existence. But I am totally happy.