frv28 has a powerful cpu p4-2,8 which is fast enough for almost everyone. Ram installed is preferrable which is 512 mb. dvd-rw makes the 40gb hdd not a limiting factor. By the way performance of the notebook is very good.
no wireless no Infrared no bluetooth screen resolution is only 1024*768 maximum. You can buy another machine which has two times better hardware on it by adding no more than $100.