I bought my Acer 'Veriton M Series' desk top computer last year in August. I got it to replace an old Gateway computer that I still use for making documents. The one thing that I don't like about this new computer is the fact that it didn't come with the 'Office' program or even have 'Word' (which I think is part of the 'Office' program). I found many uses with the 'Word' program on my old Gateway compter and really miss having it on the Acer. I bought the Acer through Fingerhut.com and didn't realize I didn't have Office until after my 90 day warranty was up. This computer has a flat screen monitor and much lighter than my old one. My Gateway monitor was one of the really heavy ones and my desk top was starting to collapse. That was the main reason that I switched over to the flat screen monitor. However, even without the Office program (which I can buy separately), I am very pleased with the Acer computer. My son had one that I used when visiting him last year and I really liked it. That's why, when I was looking for a new computer, I decided to go with the Acer. I would recommend this brand to anyone.