Summary: Great battery life. Screen viewing angle limited, not so good for watching videos with it placed on a coffee table. Fan is not loud but has an annoying whine. Black finish shows evey finger mark. Glossy screen reflective. Bundled with a lot of annoying software. Almost easier to reinstall Win7 than having to remove it all and the 10gig recovery partition. Machine is not that small, I have a 12" Portege R500 (5yrs old) it is way smaller.