After reading alot of the negative reviews on here about this netbook i was somewhat anxious about buying it, but as i needed a computer small enough to take to lectures i went ahead. The main problem with some of the other reviews is that they are expecting too much of this machine. For simply surfing the web, and typing it is fantastic. The battery life could be better, but do you really need more than two hours? My advice would be that as long as you want a simple,cheap and portable netbook buy this.