I purchased the Dell Inspiron 545s desktop computer over a year ago when my other Dell desktop crashed. I love the sleak slim design of the Inspiron and it takes up alot less space. I can either have it stand up tall (towered) or it will lay flat. It all depends on the space you have available. It's got I got a few extras like the memory card reader and the DVD/CD drive. I was a little leary at first because it came with Windows Vista and I had been used to Windows XP. I could've got the Windows XP for an additional amount, but decided to try out Vista. I love the Windows Vista, the features are awesome and for any Windows XP user, very easy to adapt to Vista. My computer even came with the Windows 7 upgrade software, but I think I'll stick with Vista for awhile. I didn't purchase another monitor with it because my monitor was still great. I've only owned a Dell computer and I don't think I'll ever switch to another brand.