Just ordered one of these last night from HP for around $1200. Been reading about the Core 2 Duo chipset, which is getting raves all over the place. Specs are: - Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 - Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor E6400 (2.13GHz) - 2GB DDR2-667MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024) - 250GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s & NCQ Hard Drive - LightScribe 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive - 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video - No Modem - Single NTSC TV tuner with PVR, FM tuner, remote - NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE, w/ TurboCache - Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/front audio ports I'll have two digital video cameras hooked up via firewire - one that acts as pass through for my VHS machines and 8mm camera, and the other that is used for my carry away shooting for church, etc. I also have a cassette tape deck hooked up to my line in... I want to put my Sony DRU 820 in the box when it gets here, and swap out the video card with a dual monitor card I have in my Dimension 4550. I'm really jumping up in capability for video editing, but I have several projects for church on the way going into the fall, and I just finished making a nice chunk o change from teaching summer school. I'll have four external hard drives connected to it (total of 1TB of HD space) plus two external DVD burners. I'll move the Sony from my Dimension, but keep the other NEC in it. I'm not sure how much I will actually use the lightscribe, since I do a lot of bulk duplication... My Dimension is actually going to become a network hub computer for my house - connected to our printers and scanner .. we also have my wife's 3.2 GHZ eMachine, an older 1.5 GHZ eMachine that still works, and a Dell laptop downstairs to stream stuff from upstairs to my HDTV.