It's a Dell. I was never a Dell fan but it was the right price. $399 Intel i5 4 gig ram 500 gig hd 15.6" screen windows 8 I went to micro center after I spec'd out a different laptop. An Acer with an intel i3. The salesmen showed me the Dell for approx the same price. Nervous about the Dell, when I got home, I looked up the Dell on their website and it said it was refurbished. I went back to micro center and assured me it was brand new. I got home and check the site again and now it's not there. Either way, I'm pretty sure I got screwed.