I have 2 auto auctions, and offices at both locations (as far across the county as they can be). I also do a lot of work at home (near midpoint between the 2 locations). Part of my interest in this was having to do inventory at both locations, and not wanting to have to printout on paper the inventory lists to conduct my inventory. I also do photo editing for the website. Spreadsheets for reports. And the usual email, internet marketing and so forth. Until I bought this, I used my very powerful Asus G73jh, with a ssd and hhd and i7, but while blazing fast for the tasks I used it for, laptops are not mobile enough for my in field needs. Once I bought this (I bought a 2/32 display a model, saved a bunch, and put that money into ram and an Intel 310 ssd) I started using it instead of the big laptop. Wow. Weeks after I started using this, I can't stop. My big Asus is at home, on a desk. I do all my photo editing, spreadsheets, field inventory, everything I used to do on my other, plus I take this outside and conduct inventory on screen and in real time. No more paper inventory, then manually editing in the office. If I find a problem, I jot it on this ep, in meetings I take notes on this, for photo editing I whip out the KB and use my mouse. I know TL;DR, but man, I am amazed at how well this has worked out for me. It is fast. Cool. SSD performs like the regular Sata ssd's in my other laptops. All I can say to anyone that is interested and doesn't have one... go try one out for size. This could be what you have been looking for for a while... like me.