I purchased this Toshiba Satellite 15.6 inch Laptop for my daughter to use. I was truly amazed by it's performance and features.. It has the right complement of hardware for everyday use. I own another Toshibal Sattellite Laptop about 5 years old and have been very satisfied with it's performance and it has less hardware accessories than this one. But the difference in performance between them is like day and night and I paid about $1000 more for the older model. As far as I am concerned this is one of the best buys on the Market. I am not use to it's Windows 8.1 but if you follow the manufacturers instructions when starting it up the first time, it is easy to get going with new operating system. As a side note the case on this computer is extremely rugged and the display lid has a very strong hinge mechanism. I could go on but I would say to anyone who wants a great buy with really great performance to just buy it. It is a real performer.