The Dell Optiplex 210L is the tower of choice for my high school... which is cheap as dirt. First, I should say, the description of "tower" is highly misleading. This CPU is barely two feet tall. If you are looking to put an actual tower in your place of residence, look elswhere. Perhaps try a scale model of the Eiffel Tower. Anyway, this computer is pretty slow even when being used for simple tasks like word processing. The memory it is capable of is deplorable. The most entertainment this computer has ever provided me with is when I mess with the CD drive by smacking it in and out. One plus side to this computer that is easy too miss is the secret compartment it contains. The tower opens up to expose its components. However, these only take up a small amount of space in the tower. This comes in hany when needing to quickly hide a friends calculator in math class and blame it on the boogie man. End.