this is good for low to mid end usage, but:
it hasn't got AGP which can seriously restrict gaming
it has only got 40GB HDD space
it has only got 256MB RAM
what are you going to use the system for? and what would you be prepared to pay for a good system?
here is one here for $1399: http://products.gateway.com/products...d=510xl&seg=hm
this system can play high end games like HL2 or Doom 3
IMO even if you are not likely to play these sort of games sometime soon, you should have this system longer before you upgrade