I was just reading an add in USA Today for a Dell Dimension with copious periphs and baggage (1.1 GHz, 20 gigs, monitor, CD-RW) for only $700! Now I know entry level computers in the past have started at about $1k, but $700 is a sign of good times. Has Dell spent the money for efficient production processes to reduce costs in the long run? Has the price of technology come down faster than expected? Is it a combination of both? Shit, for about $1,500, I could get 10 times the computer I spent twice as much on 18 months ago...and it's a Dell, dude. Hell, at this rate, everyone will be able to afford that sweet HTPC to go with their front projector. any comments? any proud Dell owners?