When looking for a new PC i wanted something that would you complete every day tasks with ease and look good enough to sit under the tv in the living room, the HP s3230.uk is all this and more. The PC loads up really fast and also comes with Windows Media Center that is designed for using the PC as an entertainment centre. After 3 years of use the PC still hasn't slowed down (as some other PC's do as they accumulate data on the hard-drive) and i have only used a third of the hard drive space despite storing mp3's, thousands of Photos and using the pc to put videos onto dvds. The PC is very compact and asthetically pleasing so does not look out of place in the living room, as it looks very much like a DVD player.
Having the PC in the living room is very useful as it can be used as a music station, used to watch and record Freeview tv, show pictures to our friends with ease and play dvds - this pc does not struggle to do any of these tasks. I don't know how the PC would cope with modern games but whenever I have played some older games on it they play very smoothly.