Today I went to Best Buy and bought a new computer. I was shopping for a desktop rather than a laptop because (1) I do better with a full size keyboard (2) I only intend to use it at home--no travel, not needed at the office and (3) cheaper. I took my son along because I didn't want a salesperson talking me into something I didn't want/need. I ended up with an HP "Pavillion" desktop with Intel Premium dual-core processor; an HP 17" flatscreen monitor and a HP deskjet printer which I really didn't need but it only added $20 to the total package of $641.37 including tax. I did not go for the extended warranty. I almost purchased the MicroSoft Office package, until my son-in-law (a U of M student) reminded me that as a U staff member I can get a better price at work.