This is my second emachine, I also have my first one. The RAM could be alittle higher, I have since added some, but the overall performance of this machine is very good for the price you pay. It comes with the necessities, IE, Outllook Express, Microsoft Works, etc. Also comes with AOL, which I have removed. All of the programs to get you up and running. I have it hooked to DSL, and it is a fast machine. Loads web pages pretty quick, tho adding RAM has helped.