This is a sturdy Dell that lends itself well to intensive “home and kitchen” use. The i5 processor is powerful enough to check mail daily, do some regular Google searches, and even a game this laptop can handle. Moreover, the work will go smoothly due to the fast SSD contained in the laptop. Should the need arise, it is even possible to connect the laptop to an external monitor. Both an HDMI and VGA connection make this possible. Watching the occasional movie is also fine on this laptop. Very easy even because with the built-in DVD player, all you have to do is plug your favorite movie into the laptop and you’re ready to enjoy an evening!