not the best pc, in the world, but not the worst. considering it has windows xp professional pre-installed. with the addition of a cheap ram upgrade and monitor/lcd, it would be great for the kids or nan for those on a budget or want to save room. i haven't got one myself (i have a core 2 system with 4 gigs of ram & vista) but i used to have a pc of similar spec, and was probably just as quick, thanks to xp being so much better. not sure whether this is hot or cold, i'll let you decide.