Needed a 2nd computer with a small footprint to use for business purposes. Nothing fancy required, just capacity for an Office suite, accounts package and internet connection. Opted to stick with XP on my 'home' computer, so no problem with OS. 2GB memory with 160HDD was plenty for my needs. Arrived quickly and well packaged. Having been spoilt with a large monitor, the new smaller one took a bit of getting used to, and to be honest I did not 'visualise' the size of screen before buying. In any case footprint was the important issue. Having altered the default settings I now get to use the entire screen, which helps. In default it had a 'letter box' effect, which had I not been able to correct would have made working using this monitor very difficult. Even though this required a fairly small font and icon size the image is clear and I have no difficulty despite my aging eyes in reading the screen.
New keyboard and mouse, and full set of cables meant setup was quick, easy and worked 'out the box'. Have installed all the business software I need at present, MS Office 2010/Outlook/Sage Accounts without any problems. Plugged in a wireless dongle, and on-line in as much time as it took to add this machine to my secure wireless network.
The only slight problem I have is with the monitor on its integral mounting. It is held securely in place, but there is give in the mount and the monitor rocks imperceptably as I work on the keyboard. The movement, whilst imperceptable and not affecting me visually, produces an annoying repetative noise. However I think
this problem will resolve itself once the machine is on its permanent, and hopefully firmer, desk.
Very pleased with my purchase. Spent some time deciding from the extensive selection on offer, and its seems I got it right in as much as I am achieving with it exactly what I wanted and needed.