Bought this at Christmas as my other laptop was getting a bit old and had gotten very slow. Its a great buy, I'm into technology and would normally look at more expensive products than this but for an everyday laptop its perfect. Speed is excellent and windows 7 boots up in seconds, 2 seconds later you're online with firefox. Shutting down is lightning fast too & if you've no patience like me then you'll love this feature. The hardware is good, sd card reader is handy & quick. DVD burner is also nice & works a charm with Windows media player. As it comes with windows 7 it is also handy to know that it come with windows media center which hooks up wirelessly to your xbox 360 & lets you play videos & music through the TV. Weight and size are both average I suppose, you wont be impressing any ipad owners with this but who wants to anyway. Comes wit nice software ad ons like battery life extender which allows you to only charge the battery to 80% & extends its life if you tend to leave it plugged in alot. So far I've had zero issues with this product and would recommend it to anyone.