I'm a non-gaming, non-techie and I mainly purchased the notebook because I wanted a small/lightweight portable notebook for travel. It is my first tablet/touchscreen PC. The fact that it is a tablet/touchscreen was just a bonus for me (since I'm not a note-taker and I've been out of school for a long time ) and the fingerprint reader came standard on the 2510 so that too is a bonus. I use Firefox (3.0 works great now, btw) and not IE so I don't use the reader anyway except for startup. The low price was also a bonus since I was prepared to spend twice as much on an ultra-portable notebook. This forum has been great. Drtigerlilly and many others have been so helpful. I've learned a ton of stuff, like Norton is a resource hog and how to tweak Vista and get rid of bloatware. I've discovered piclens and other cool things to play with. And I learned to make my notebook run cooler by changing the usage settings in power save mode. When I'm sitting at a desk I use a cooling pad so the notebook fan is never on so it is very quiet and the fan noise isn't an issue for me anyway. And I learned that certain things plugged into your USB port can make the notebook not work properly! Yes, I am happy with my notebook. The build quality is fine since I am very careful with all my laptops anyway. Yes, the fingerprints show easily on the cover, but that's why they provide that little wipe. And as soon as I get used to writing on the tablet and learn how to use all the features (one-note, etc.) I'm sure I'll love it even more.