The machine looks like a very good deal, nice graphics and good processor. My only negative comment is that as a previous Mesh customer their after sales support leaves a lot to be desired. If you think you might require the post sales service I suggest you call the customer services helpline before you purchase and see how long it takes to get an answer. It was taking me anywhere between 15 and 25 minutes to speak to some-one and on a premium rate line. Hopefully it has improved considerably in the last 6 months. Also as you want to try to future proof, it might be worth waiting a month and seeing what happens to processor prices once Intel start releasing the CORE 2 in numbers, you might save yourself a £100 or so?