Not for me. I use dell's at work and they have been great but I'd like to try to recommend a couple of different options to my brother for him to look over. I know IBMs are good, not sure about anything else. Throw out some specs and proces or even better some links. He just surfs, maybe burns a dvd/cd or two. Nothing intensive like graphic work (vidoe/pics). Just needs to have Vista, 1GB RAM (maybe 2 since it's vista) and ~100GB hard drive, DVD burner and wireless.