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When it comes to desktop computers, sometimes size just doesn't matter. In fact, unless you're planning on doing some hardcore processing, a mini PC is a pretty great idea—perfect for kids and of course, apartment dwellers like me. So I'm glad to see that HP is coming out with the s7210n SLimline PC. Small and skinny, it's got 512 MB of RAM, a 160 GB hard drive DVD-Rom/CD-RW and a Celeron chip. Also a good solution for the chronic websurfer and IM addict and at $499 (without the monitor), it's definitely affordable.

HP Pavilion s7210n Slimline PC [PCMag]