The saving grave of this computer is the price, at under $500 once cannot really expect that much out of a PC these days. The 80GB hard drive is some what pathetic for this day in age, and any intermediate to advanced user will quickly fill that up. The memory is also quite small for this day in age, the 512mb of ram is half as much of the minumum amount to even properly run Windows Vista.
But, if someone is looking for a cheap comptuer, simply to check email, go on the internet, and what not, then this computer is priced for them. Any one who is trying to do anything a little bit more userintensive will quickly become frustrated with this perticular computer's performance.