This EC series model is a hefty one at 17.3 inches and 7.3 pounds. With barely more than two hours of battery life, it's a portable computer only in the loosest definition of the word. However, it does offer a very intriguing combination of size, affordability, and power. If you need your laptop to double as your TV, like if you live in a dorm or some other kind of rooming situation, this will get the job done with everything from Blu-ray discs to streaming video. Just don't plan on straying very far from an electrical outlet.