I bought this w/ the 6-cell battery.
It plays pop-cap games well, but gets hot giving it all the ventilation it can produce on it's own.
I upgraded to the 2G ram easily, but i don't think it needed it.
In a concrete filled basement, the wifi spot is 100 yards away through 3 walls. Classmates w/ older, large laptops get a signal and mine is intermittent, although they are tethered to a AC line and I have the run of the room. In my house and other wifi spots it's good enough.
The only problem i see is this 3 cell battery, if you are going to compromise for a weaker pc the reason is for the 7 hour battery life, so why get this w/ a 3 cell.
Whatever notbook i buy in the future, if any, i will make sure it's got the battery life like this one.