Pleasing laptop design is as individual as the user, however I think the L100 looks very good. It has a simple black and silver scheme, the lid also being black, which makes a difference from past laptops I have had. The overall design is very reminiscent of the Satellite Pro P100 and as such the laptop does not feel like a budget machine. The overall build is sturdy for a plastic laptop, with no flex at all and it can easily be carried by the palm-rest with one hand without any worries. The screen hinges are sturdy and the screen returns back to place quickly when pushed with little wobble.