This is a good computer. Before purchasing it and which I have not received yet. I researched and wanted one upgradable to 8GB it is really easy to install memory cards. However after purchasing I researched further and found this computer CAN NOT take 8GB of memory as stated in the question and answer. The model can but you have to swap out the operating system to do so. The most this will take with a 32 bit OS is 4GB. So if you are looking for a gaming computer or need more memory you are better off spending more and getting it already installed. This is because if you buy a warranty if you work on it then the warranty will probably not cover it. Right now I have two Dell's and one is an old xp insperion that rocks! It was purchased in 2006 has great speakers but has been repaired a few times. It has some issues though. I also got a refurbished Dell and have to say this is the upper mid-range brand to get unless something has changed. I have had other brands and they all had issues from the start. I do not recommend buying a cheaper brand because they tend to have more problems but if you want to spend more there might be other better brand.