If you are looking for a low cost "hardened" laptop then this is one to seriously consider. I am quite hard on my laptops but this has survived all I have put it through. The laptop recently fell from the roof of my SUV and landed first on a corner of the laptop. The computer and most important the internal disk, with data, survived. I do recommend this line of HPs.
I bought it for the T9600 CPU, but it sucks! It is equipped with Windows XP, an excellent operating system, but Amazon did not adequately describe the product! I will never use it! Amazon is still my favorite store!