I bought this machine as a backup and software development laptop. Installed Ubuntu Linux on it and it has been running great. I was surprised when I first opened the box. No scratches, no dents. The thing would look like new, if it wasn't for the worn out labels on the back. For some reason, Windoze wouldn't install, but who cared as long as Ubuntu worked out of the box? The battery is great. Under heavy usage, I still get 4.5 hours with the LCD at minimum settings. Also, it can hibernate for more than 30 hours. Despite its relatively low video memory (32 MB), I was able to watch DVDs and youtube videos at the same time with no lags. Definitely money well spent. I will recommend this product to any person I know.