Time to get a new desktop for my home office ... my Dell Dimension 4600 has served me well for about 8 years ... virtually nary a problem other than it has become increasingly more challenged to keep up with my demands (i.e. getting slower and slower). I connect to a remote in another city to work, I DO NOT game, I play with lots of photos and listen to music, I surf the web a lot with lots of windows open at the same time ... otherwise, my needs are not too demanding. Because I have had good experience with Dell (I have owned systems previous to my current one, too), I gravitate back to them now to buy a new computer. However, my wife's employer (bank) recently switched from Dell to Lenovo and their IT Dept likes them a lot and suggested I give Lenovo a try. I put together an XPS 8300 i7 12GB RAM with a 1.5 TB HD for about $1500. In putting together a similar system at Lenovo (not exactly the same, as they have different options available), the cost was about $700 more ... I called a rep and they said they could work with me on the cost. Other than cost, what are the pros and cons of a Dell versus a Lenovo? Thanks for your input in advance ... please feel free to talk down to me ... I know how to use a computer but am pretty illiterate other than that.