The UL80JT is an excellent middle-of-the-road performer. It can handle just about any of the everyday tasks thrown at it, and should be able to do so for the next few years without an upgrade. It packs an i3 processor, 4GB RAM, Intel GMA HD graphics, a 500GB hard disk, on and on and on. Even better, it's in a thin, light body with a 9 hour battery life, making it a versatile carry-anywhere machine. We recommend this particular model for anybody looking for a solid all-arounder that won't break most budgets -- even for first time users. It also comes with a 2 year standard warranty (1 year accidental damage coverage included), and Asus has a pretty solid reputation for reliability as well.