Wow what an improvement over the old Dell. When I recieved the shipment I thought the box was empty. After breaking the seal I found a super light weight laptop. The screen is very bright with excellent colors and graphics. Speakers, volume very poor so you need to use external speakers or a headphones if you want better sound. Wireless is fast, start up is fast when you get rid of unneeded programs that ship with most computers. So far this has been bullet proof. They claim 8 hours of battery life but so far I have seen only 6 but that is much better that most other units on the market. The weight of the laptop is a hugh plus for me for travel and day to day use. Only time will tell but the Toshiba brand name is always rated at the top.