I use it since January 2006, just over eight months.
It comes in standard with 1 GB of memory.
I appreciate his 17-inch bright.
on the other hand, it is unusable because of the sun glare.
Its big downside is its weight, 3 pounds and his poor self that make little use outside without a connection to the area.
I have not tried other laptops before, so I can not compare its performance but at the end of 2005 was one of the best value / quality / price / performance catalog Fnac.
I use Gimp for graphics and Pixia and music with Live 5 and Soundforge.
With experience, I would choose a laptop lighter and smaller as I had purchased it with me everywhere for both the composition and the play on stage.