Summary: If you're like me, and the most you're going to use your computer for is school work, internet surfing, with perhaps some art (photoshop, GIMP, SAI, ect) and a few small computer games (like The Sims), then this computer is wonderful. This computer is reliable, durable, and dependable. (The Windows 7 interface certainly helps with that.) Sure, it only has 2gb of ram, but as long as you're not going to be running 6 or seven windows on Steam, you're fine. Don't fret.
Summary: I use this computer when traveling and it gets knocked around a lot. I really don't treat it with "care" and yet it has never given me any trouble. It has all the features I need, but the cost was low. I've owned this notebook for several years, so I guess I'm really giving a great review to Compaq (not just this notebook) for building a reliable computer.
Summary: I was initially reluctant to buy a "cheap" pc, but decided to take a chance. It's wonderful and fast and would not hesitate to recommend this computer to anyone. I'm a MAC girl, myself.... but for Windows, you can't do better!
Excerpt: I have had my compaq for almost a year and it has been great for me and my family! It loads up fast and has a great picture. I especially love the feature to expand the pictures simply by using my finger tips on the touch pad. Great purchase! I would definitely recommend this particular compaq to anyone!
Excerpt: I bought this laptop at the beginning of my freshman year and now it is my junior year and it has held up all this time. I love how durable it is, I have dropped it and it still worked. I use it pretty constantly and battery life is not too bad. It is easy to connect to wireless networks and easy to use when you do not have much knowledge of computers to begin with.