My girlfriend bought me this computer about 5 years ago. I have been thrilled with this computer. Granted it is not the most expensive or the fastest running machine out there but boy it has never missed a beat. I recently added some additional random access memory and at that point it appeared I had a very speedy computer. It brought the ram up to 1 gb. It made the computer much faster to boot up so to speak. I have to mention that back when this computer was purchased Dell had one of the better reputations for service and reliability. Now I unfortunately have to say that I have heard that this is no longer the case. This particular one though was a very good choice and has never needed a repair. It handles all my needs with relative ease and I cannot even think of a single complaint that I could even mention in this review. It has windows xp in it and that has run very well. I understand that the new ones come with windows vista and from what I understand that has not run very well at all in the new ones. I have also read that Dell is trying to sell their factories to another manufacturing company. In other words Dell wants to design the computers and pay some one else to build them. I am thinking that this will not result in a quality product but time will tell. I do not believe even at this point that the ones they make now are made as well as the one in this review. Quality seems to be on the slide at Dell unfortunately.