I bought the notebook for the wife over a year ago, she hated it because it wouldn't fit in her purse:( Well I finally fried the 1st gen quad core and I don't have the cash to build a new system so I thought I'd give this a go. But boy is it slow. I can't even watch a blue ray movie on it without skipping a frames. Anyway, thank you all for your input. Now i know not to drop that kind of cash into a notebook!