It was "state of the art" about five years before I bought it, and since I bought it when I got laid off during the last recession in 2001 (because my 1993 laptop had literally just had its screen blow out that week), that'd make it somewhere around 13 years old. But it made a perfectly good word processor-and-MP3-player. (Heh. With extra bonus Solitaire!) Just don't ask it to do networking or play videos.