I bought this product to replace an ageing laptop. My biggest worry was that netbook would not have enough processing power to cope with the applications I would want to run on it. I thought that having the dual operating system would allow me a quick way to access emails and the internet should I find Windows 7 too slow. I have not found that the case, the netbook running Windows 7 Starter is more than up to the task. I am currently running the following programs with no performance issues to report:
* Microsoft Office XP
* Norton Internet Security 2009
When I bought the product I was not sure what "Windows 7 Starter". From what I can see (and more information can be found at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare) it's a cut down version of Windows 7 Home Premium to run on netbooks. It doesn't have all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium but I would argue you wouldn't need these features for the netbook.
Out of the box the netbook takes about 30 minutes to setup and automatically found my wireless network and away I went. The Netbook comes with a 60 day trial version of Office 2007 and can be easily activated to the full version by buying a license from Microsoft. Personally I don't like the new office so installed office XP on it instead.
The netbook also comes with a trial version of McAfee but I had an existing license to Norton Internet Security 2007 so I put that on instead.
The netbook is small and light, I find the screen easy to read given its size and have no problems with the small keyboard (and I do have quite big fingers!). I haven't ran it for an extended period on the battery yet so cannot assess that. However, the battery clips in at the back so I guess a spare one could be purchased and easily swapped if it was an issue.
As with most netbooks (and the reason why they can be so small) there is no dvc/cd drive so you will need to buy one of them if you want to install software you may have. Additionally you will have to buy a DVD codec if you want to watch DVDs (typically these are around £10). I have used Itunes to purchase and watch tv shows and the netbook plays these fine with out "blockiness" or jitter.
I have tried the Android Operating System but rarely use it Windows 7 is up to the task of all the needs I want and is relatively quick to start up.
Overall, I find this product excellent value for money and surpasses my expectations of what I was expecting from a netbook.