The eMachines EL1200 is a great value for the price, and should serve your needs just fine for things like general net browsing, CD and DVD burning, uploading photos and video, etc. We've owned ours for over a year now and haven't had any major issues, aside from one virus issue that was fixed right away. My wife does alot of online gaming and it's not the greatest for that, but it gets the job done. The biggest factor for me is the price and overall value - I honestly don't think there's a better value for your money when it comes to desktop PC's, than an eMachine like this one. You could end up paying twice the price for a "bigger" namebrand, and still end up with the same performance. In the end, if you're looking for a quality desktop PC that will suffice for pretty much all of your everyday needs, the eMachine EL1200 is a solid way to go. If you need high performance, it may fall a little short, but bear in mind it's easily upgradeable as well.
Saint Paul, MN