okay so i love little laptops and i was going to get a mini, but then i looked at it and didnt want, and started hunting for another one. This computer seemed to have good reviews so i decided to check it out, the size was okay, like i said before i like small computers, but after buying this one, the size seemed perfect. it fits comfortably in my lap, very light weight, and the one thing i have with most laptops, doesnt seem to happen at all- that is the whole mouse pad touch thing. You know, when your typing and somehow your thumb hits the pad, and it either erases everything you are typing or clicks somewhere, and you dont notice, until you realize that its not typing... well that doesnt happen on the dell insprion 14! im proud of this computer!! everything is flawless, with windows 7 everything is better.