I am getting a Dell XPS 700 .
It will have 2 Gig of RAM and 3.2 GHz processor. It should be a significant upgrade from the prior computer (384 Meg of RAM and 850 MHz processor.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes to "transcode" and burn a DVD of a "Tivo'ed" show. With the prior machine, it was a overnight (12 hour) activity.