Pentium 4 Systems: To Buy or Not To Buy / To Cry Or Not to Cry

Dell Dimension 8100 Limited Edition Pentium 4 1.3 GHz System - $1588

"Available for a limited time, the NEW Dimension 8100 Limited Edition Series desktop gives you an Intel Pentium 4 processor at 1.3 GHz and a great price! This system has cutting-edge technology and the ability to maximize productivity, you can use this system to enjoy the latest in audio, video and Internet technologies."

Please note the 'cutting edge' comment in Dell's juicy statement and keep it in mind until you have a look at the benchmark numbers of this 'greatly priced' system.