This is a very budget-friendly thin-and-light laptop. For below $500, I got a refurbished unit which I've been fairly content with over the past half a year. The platform is standard ULV Core 2 Duo with integrated graphic card, so don't expect it to do anything fancy. Most of my games on Steam won't run on this thing. However, it gets jobs done pretty if all you need is just web browsing, Microsoft Office, and even occasionally watching some 1080p movie clips. The lack of an HDMI port is definitely the most notable missing feature. On the down side, the extremely portable package comes with a pretty awful battery life in modern standards. I rarely take it on-the-go for more than 2 hours at a time, so that's not that much of a deal-breaker to me. In general, you get what you pay for -- a very portable computer with reasonable performance but a few glaring shortcomings as well as the typical mediocre Dell build quality.
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