Why are people so interested in Dell? You get nothing worth mentioning from them, as far as PC-savvy people are concerned. The other day I installed a brandnew Dell Dimension 5100 for the daughter of a colleague. P4 531 (3.0GHz, HT, 1MB cache), 1GB (2x512) DDR2, 250GB SATA, 17" adjustable LCD, XP/SP2 Home, 16x DVD+/-RW, ATI Radeon X600 256MB, 7-in-1 card-reader Thrown in were also some cheap (albeit amplified) speakers, 2-button wheelmouse (with ball!), a crappy keyboard with odd-shaped keys, a mousemat so thin, you could almost read the paper through it, and an even crappier freebie, some inkjet Lexmark-rebadged piece of junk, with trial-cartridges (meaning they are less than half full). The case is horrible, with white (!) side-pannels, it opens up on the RIGHT side when seen from the front, this is against any standards I've ever seen. Then there are things that are NOT there: NO parallel port NO serial port NO firewire (optional) NO floppy drive (optional, AND you lose the 7-in-1 card-reader) NO PS/2 ports for mouse or keyboard NO connectors for PATA/IDE-drives NO more than 2 PCI slots, of which 1 free (modem in other one) NO 2nd SATA cable NO Windows CD Comes pre-installed with that piece of crap Norton/Symantec Internet Security 2005 and M$-Works. And all that for the princely sum of €970.- ! Can someone tell me what's so good about Dell? I'm stumped! Addendum: The above price went up to €1'470.- only the next day!