Thanks everyone!! I figure I'll shop for a while and see if the prices drop a bit after Christmas..
As I mentioned, I'm mostly after something to do some research and get emails, and run my mapping program on occasion. No webcam use, and as a KLR rider, I'm cheap and want to keep the cost to a minimum, while still getting what I want in a reliable package (sound familiar?)
Most that I'm looking at are the standard 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, etc.. Basically, I was told by a guy who's actualy a Best Buy Geek Squad worker that if you're used to using a computer that was made 2-3 years ago, you're golden.. Guess what?? That's what I'm used to.. LOL
I'll keep looking, and I know I get an extra discount at work if I buy it through our IT guys at work, through Tigerdirect.. And, shipping is free and there's no tax if I send it across the border to Wisconsin (where I work).. And TD is only a bit over an hour from me, so anything I order will be there the next day..
Thanks again, everyone!!