This is a GREAT computer for the price paid. Nearly silent operation as I hear not even a whisper coming from inside the case, the box itself is an attractive silver and white with bay doors and rubber front feet, and the blue power / hard drive light looks cool. The monitor gives a clear, sharp picture, and Windows Vista Premium is like XP on steroids and runs flawlessly with 2.5 gigs of RAM. The case is easily upgradeable as it came with 1 gig of RAM which I immediately upgraded to 2.5 gigs by opening the side cover and snapping more in after initial set up. I added a sound card and extra DVD drive myself, as well. Easy as cake. The computer is FAST for everyday computing needs, multimedia applications, spreadsheets, and music / video encoding. It plays newer games such as Bioshock, Call Of Duty 4, Crysis, Stalker, and Company Of Heroes without a hitch on at least 1024X768 screen resolution and high settings. And it eats older games such as FEAR, HL2, DOOM3, Call Of Duty 2, Prey, etc...for breakfast. Just an altogether great, powerful, and well rounded computer. And a great value, too.