I went for the Dual Core 2.6GHz / 4GB / 500GB model and am really happy with it for eleven hundred bucks from DSE. I have built and supported stacks of PC's and decided to suck it up and pay for a bit of style and convenience for a family PC in our living room. The Inspiron One delivers what I need from it in ease of use, simplicity, DVD playback and usability across most ordinary apps. We are not gamers. This really wouldn't cut the mustard for anyone into serious gaming, but that is not what it is designed for. I also bought it knowing that the vertical resolution of 768 pixels is pretty hopeless for all but the most lightweight document editing, but I have other PC's for that job. My only gripe is that onboard speakers are without doubt the worst I have ever heard. But don't let that put you off as the Line Out audio output is excellent quality and plugged into my Acoustic Energy 2.1 (Aego) speakers the HD audio output sounds simply fabulous. A decent pair of offboard speakers like Creative T10's would be a 'must have' addition to the setup for anyone who has the sound turned on when they use their PC! It has decent connectivity with built in card reader, 6 USB ports, Firewire mini and even serial and parallel ports for old school folks! No eSATA but that is not a major issue to me.