This is the 3rd Presario I've bought in the last decade and by far the worst. I use these 1K laptops for order entry and business. It travels with me constantly. Most of the metal components have been replaced with lighter and less protective plastic. This one was available w/o Vista which is why I bought it. XP Pro crashed withing the first two weeks. The crash appeared related to the battery running down. There are no recovery discs and this one crashed before the two week auto warnings even started prompting you to make one. Yes, all HP programs recovered but none of my business or bookkeeping data did. 2007 XP Pro is FAR more cluttered with BS programs and crap business people hate than the 2004 XP Home. Word costs an extra 100$ The final straw was bumping it, quite hard I'll admit, against the car door - still though, it was w/in the realm of foreseeable accident and misuse. The screen on the super thin platic top was damaged. HP service is all India based. They want 700$ to repair a 1K computer - a price level very close to the piss off point for most people. I'm done with Compaq. This computer will be crushed under the back tire of my P/U as soon as I get a Dell or Lenovo. It lasted six weeks.