I had never even heard of this brand until I went to the local computer shop to get estimates on having a computer that had everything I need and none of the stuff I never use. Easy we chose Asus and we went to work-well they did-I kind of supervised-LOL. It took them only a couple of days (they are very busy) and I had a computer with windows XP I also bought a flat monitor to go with it. It has tonsssssss of memory, super fast speed and no problems with it for 4 years now. I have had several computers since the mid nineties and this is by far the best I have had. No extra apps that are never used, easy acess. I can browse through pages faster than ever before. I use webmail so no worries that a virus can come through the computers mail program. I can surf watch tv, listen to music, play games, everything I every wanted. I had it set up in under 15 minutes. I am the administrator so I control everything on it.