This machine is sleek to look at, a bit heavy to carry or hold on your lap and easy to use. The keys stand out in black on white and the touch pad has just the right sensitivity although I prefer to use it with my wireless optical mouse. It does boot up in seconds as I open the lid, the battery life is amazing (it lasts all a normal working day and recharges quickly) and you do not need anti-virus software. I can surf the net quickly, do my emails, write my blogs and edit my website on it. It is intended to be used when online and so, if you have a good broadband connection, this could be the inexpensive user-friendly computer for you.