The media centre market never really took off. This was an attempt by Acer to develop a computer for the couch potato. I hooked mine up to a 42 plasma and its a marrage that works excellently. It's not much cop in terms of playing games and it is not really upgradeable. But with its huge hard drive and reasonable duo core processor, who cares ? It is really quiet and does not look out of place. I love the discreet stying and bluetooth keyboard. Also, the intergrated freeview is not that user friendly.This model has been around for ages and I bought mine on ebay for 400 quid. As i'm not interested in killing trolls, it suits my needs.