"The small footprint 531s fits my needs."4.0 starson by sbmatos
Pros: small footprint and can handle most tasks well.
Cons: The memory that it came with made it run very, very slow.
Summary: I bought the 531s with 1gig of memory and Vista home premium. What a mistake! The system was so slow that I taught that there was something wrong with the computer. I spoke to my son-in-law and he suggested that an immediate upgrade in memory would help. I followed his advised, bought more memory and lo and behold the system is now working much faster. If I had read some of the reviews on Vista I would have bought the system with more memory to begin with. As to support, I called Dell on an issue and the gentleman asked if I would allow him to look at my system. I did and he was able to diagnose the problem and give me the solution. As someone who only uses a computer for internet and word processing, this computer takes care of my needs.