As far as hardware goes, its a nice unit. As far as brand, though, I've never been comfortable with DELL. They have a decent failure rate, and they like to take your wallet hostage. Previously working with Best Buy, I saw many DELL units get returned and worked on by the Geek Squad. As an Information Systems Liaison, I now work on multiple DELL laptops for random over heating issues, screen issues, and had drive failures. I'm actually looking at three laptop hard drives stacked on my desk...all dead...and all from DELL units. I advise ASUS laptops or MSI laptops.