I'd also like to use the computer for basic email/internet access and putting photos onto it.
How grunty will the computer have to be?
I was looking at this one...
My girlfriend seems to think that this computer would not be a good choice. She thinks a mac would be better, and offer a lot better software for playing with music. However, i don't really have to coin to spend on one. My budget it about $1,500 max.
Would the Compaq do the job, without running to slow? Should I really be getting an external hard drive to accompany the computer?