Well it was for me anywayz. My precious monitor konked out on me today. I only had the computer for two years so there shouldn't have been any reason for it to konk out but it did. I even hooked it up to my mom's computer and it lasted for about twenty minutes and then it just went blank. I had to buy another one for $60 at a computer store and it is bigger, 19" screen and I like it but next time I am getting either a laptop or a flat panel monitor. I don't know if a laptop can hold as much memory as a desktop comp but if it can I am moving to that.