Summary: Decent for $100 or so.. Got mine as a hand-me-down, immediately DELETED Windows Vista and installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, it gave new life to this old slow laptop, now it's fairly snappy and I didn't have to pay for an upgrade for Windows.. Expect it to be a fairly snappy[not quad core-like, certainly, but faster than you'd guess] with Linux.. Mine has 4gigs RAM, if your's doesn't upgrade the RAM before you add Linux...
Rick Wrigley "The OLD WAVE SHOW, wcniradio.or..., Amazon
4 June 2012
Summary: To use this computer with any speed and responsiveness, I wiped Vi$ta and installed Ubuntu, on which it ran very nicely. However, the 590 Radeon X1200 drivers are "legacy" and, while they're improving for Linux, they may be nonexistent for Windows 7.