I have an older (10 years?) HP computer in my "back room" for misc. "stuff" (genealogy, Photoshop, games, etc.). Our "main computer" was slow, and wouldn't run some of the newer graphics, so we decided to upgrade. Our "main computer" wasn't a HP, so, based on the service of our "old timer", I decided to go back to HP. I wasn't dissappointed. Although I was apprehensive about Windows 7 (we have a laptop running Vista), the HP is excellent, and Windows 7 isn't as bad as I expected. I now have 2 HP computers, and 2 HP printers, and I suspect will continue to shop HP as needs arise.