Summary: The bottom line is that I would not recommend the Lenovo Z565 to anyone, for any use or at any price. I did not purchase mine through Amazon, but from a computer retailer with a good reputation - under duress. My previous Lenovo Think-Pad crashed during finals, and I HAD to have something that got me through - on a limited budget - ASAP. I would have been miles ahead if I had dug deeper into my savings and purchased a quality machine. This one is NOT.