Pros: down to $500 new, 4GB RAM, 500MB HD, 64-bit OS, Small Size, 15-1 card reader built in, DVD+-RW with LIGHTSCRIBE, Quiet (VERY Quiet)
Cons: I play heavy games, so i wanted to upgrade the graphics. she worked well before, but for $48 bucks down the line, why not? Search for: sparkle 512mb nvidia geforce 8400gs low profile it cost $48 on 10/14 (no need to upgrade power supply)
Pros: 1) 4G mem 2) 500G drive 3) small form size 4) Wireless LAN Adapter
Cons: 1) No room for expansion 2) Comes loaded with Vista (which makes all your software and hardware totally obsolete) 3) No HDMI 4) Graphics card is very poor, dont buy it if you want it for gaming as you have no room for expansion
Summary: I am beginning a doctoral program and needed the capacity to have many programs running at the same time, lots of storage for the research component, and multimedia functions to be able to review and edit professional DVD samples. This computer has not disappointed in any of those areas! Also, I am not tech savvy in general and the setup and use is simple.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable Performance, Sleek Design