Originally posted by NetNinja
Excellent! As long as you're not a hard core gammer you really don't need the latest and greatest to be efficient.
Exactly. If you are not doing astrophysics equations, heavy graphics, or gaming, the latest expensive systems are simply not necessary (they are nice, though!). My pentium II 400mhz works just fine for running my business programs, surfing the net (slowly, sometimes), and playing solitaire.
Upstairs, we've got the pentium IV 2g w/ graphics card for all the games my son and I play! (and it sounds like you computer is even better!).
About the "free" printer. Our last printer came with a "free" Epson Sylus C42 printer. I like Epson printers, and have had very good experiences with them over the years. The C42 did okay with basic printing, but anything beyond that it stunk. We ended up buying an Epson Stylus CX3200 all-in-one, and it is multiple times better.