"When there are so many desktop options in the $999 market, it is hard to recommend the Sony VAIO PCV-RS220 system as the one to go with. With no video expansion possibilities and very little in the way of expansion ports and bays, the PCV-RS220 should be priced lower than what it currently is. Once you add a monitor to the system, the overall price will raise significantly. A quick search on the internet or your local electronics store will reveal better alternatives from the likes of DELL and Gateway, complete with monitor and more expansion for the same price. There is no doubt that the PCV-RS220 system will be a hot seller with Sony’s nameplate on the front of the system, and if you absolutely must have a Sony, pay a little more and get a RZ series system."