I have been a DELL addict for 12 years now. I will never buy anything else, I do believe. The DELL dimension is still my workhorse. It really is solid state. I don't have a fear that I will exceed its capabilities, ever. It takes the challenges I hand it and still comes out slugging. I have never had anything go wrong with any of its bit, bytes or parts. It is also an amazing value. I am blown away by how I got my money's worth. My daughter did her best to save some money and bought an HP on sale. the regret she still feel everyday, truly saddens me. Too many of its parts have had to be replaced, from power source twice, to sound card failure, etc. But I am still sitting pretty with my perfect DELL. I do however, recommend better speakers. The basics that come with this do not have the power to match what this PC is capable of dishing out. Also, though extended warranties are great, I have found that the quality of the Dell Dimension is so good that they are not worth it. (HP on the other hand....) Dell support is also top notch. I will always recommend DELL as a brand to trust and Dimensions are superb. Hardware Quality Time is marching on for my old friend. Durability Still strong as an ox. Performance Would like to upgrade to a faster processor and more memory.