Well it was time for a new computer in the house, so I went on a mission to find a fast, reliable, and space friendly desktop. After a month long search I settled on a Dell Inspiron 531s. I have to say that I am proud of my decision. It has a AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00GHz and runs smooth and has impressed me in the quickness of my programs speed. The memory of 1982MB is all that you will need for regular home use. It's operating system is Windows Vista and offers its traditional programs that is usually offered. I was pleased to see that it comes with a free trial of the McAfee virus protection, since that I have had good luck with the use of the protection it provides. The only complaint taht I have is that it did not come with Itunes preinstalled like some of the others. I think that if you are in the market for a new computer you need to check this one out, i am sure it will b in your top picks.