Several PC distributors publicize personal computers on television, while flaunting low cost PCs for everyone. Even though for many a sub-$1000 PC suits the household, check those specs twice before pulling out the checkbook. This especially goes for computers priced under $600. The last thing an individual wants to do, as a PC buyer, is to have to invest more money into that ""New"" PC while its still got that ""New computer smell"". This white paper presents a short list of items that any PC buyer should ask before purchasing a new PC.