Advertisements Agreed. In fact the specs are almost exactly the same as the old desktop I use every day except my desktop has 2Gb memory & the $300 Compaq has 3Gb. Just for grins, after I installed Windows 7 (released version -- I've been running the RC), I pulled my Hauppage Dual tuner card from the new Media Center pc I built and put it in my desktop. Everything runs just super, thank you - analog & clear QAM HD -- using Windows 7 Media Center. BTW Netflix, CBS Internet (recent TV Show Episodes), PBS Internet Shows and more are now an integral part of Media Center & more coming quickly. Edit: Forgot to mention that after I put the tuners back in the HTPC I can watch TV Recorded on the HTPC from my desktop machine - no extra hardware required. Just navigate to recorded TV in Media Center and click on what I want to watch.