Thanks Dsenette and Troy.
I am in the very happy position of having a loving Sister who presently has an "itchy" mouse clicking finger.
She wants to do this for me as a "done deal".
So that kinda rules out the component purchase/assembly route, even though I have wanted to do that.
Thanks for putting that list together so promptly.
Nicely laid out and makes sense to me.
Maybe I'll be able to do something similar in the future and benefit from your consultation at that time.
Thanks. I have a similar reluctance with regard to Gateway.
I was "leaning" toward the HP, but uncertain because it is "recertified".
The Acer removes both the above concerns. However, I have no experience with Acer, except some hassles with power setting features in their Laptops. So I have not been totally positive about Acer.
Any additional recommendations, before my own "itchy finger syndrome" gets the best of me?
I'll want to send her my request "very" soon.