Celeron processor 1GB RAM 160GB mechanical hard drive 8.9" screen Overall the screen is bigger than what I expected (was used to 7" LCD for Netbook), but thicker than I would have thought. I helped him installed printer driver, firefox, Office, and antivirus, but I made a mistake of uninstalling MS Works and he his ADD/OCD self start kicking in and I have no choice but to restore the hard drive image. If you have a USB to IDE/SATA adapter, you can use your USB to boot from the DVD, and keep your DVD drive at home. Speed is pretty slow for what I'm used to (a 1.4GHz Athlon XP and a Pentium M 1.2Ghz laptop), but for $229, you can't complain much. I was disappointed that he didn't get something with an atom processor, but he insist on getting a big hard drive (he likes to have everything, but don't care about speed), so oh well. We have a few Lenovo S10 and Acer Aspire One 10" in the lab, and I'd say ASUS and Lenovo have better build quality than the Acer. Lenovo has the best form factor.