For the price this is a great laptop so far. I am on my second one, first one the screen started to go out (flickering), but amazon took immediate action and sent me a replacement unit. The laptop is very light and fast.However, for work use I would upgrade to a dual core, more memory, and larger HDD; if funds were available.
No, I will not recommend this laptop who is into sales and marketing as the mouse pad is poorly calibrated and responds to your fingers differently other than point the cursor/arrow arround. Since the mousepad and left/right click buttons are all in one part, it is also difficult to scroll, view, type and adjust stuff. Other than that it's a great laptop or you can simply purchase an external USB optical mouse.