Looking for a new computer? ... I'd pick from the top of the list, comparing "CNET Reviews" - http://reviews.cnet.com/ - with PC Mag reviews - http://www.pcmag.com/reviews - with "All Things' Digital" reviews - http://allthingsd.com/
... as well as other comparative and objective reviews, like Consumer Reports http://www.consumerreports.org/ (online by subscription) ... I enjoy the
benefits of identifying what computer I want and why before I get it ...
And here is WUaS's Hardware Resource Possibilities, for free and low cost Hardware possibilities, especially for the developing world and OLPC countries, for example: