My botehr is looking for a laptop. I've spec'ed out some dells as well a lenovo. I ran across this one today at walmart. Yes, Walmart. Click Me..... For the specs, the price is pretty good. A co-worker I know has three different acers and seems happy with them. My brother will not use this for gaming. Just surfing the web, maybe copying cd/dvd's. Al little word processing also. Vey light use. The T61 with lesser specs was around $300 higher.