It's a good basic computer with some interesting and handy features but it's outdated. It's still good for older software and XP is still one of the better operating systems. Certainly better than 2000 or Vista. Ease of Use It's a very easy computer to use with Windows XP. Hardware Quality It does seems a little bulky compared to newer computers for some reason these internal fans make more noise than they should. It's a bit irritating. Support & Service Considering this computer was made in 2005, it's no wonder HP will not be supporting this platform for much longer. You can however still find support from your local computer repair guy so no need to worry. HP has never really done much in the customer support dept anyway. Durability I must say it's very durable as I've had mine for 8 years and it's still working. Design It's a good design for it's time. It has a card reader built in. So a DVD player/writer which can burn re-writable as well so it has a lot going for it. There are only 2 USB ports in front and 2 in back. Performance The processor is a pentium 4 just over 3 GHz but the ram is very low. 256 MB x 2 so 512. It can be upgraded to 4 gigs which would be a good update but a bit costly for a computer this old.