i am not a fan of sams club or costco for computers they seem to be high and most models are had to compare since they are to their specs. i would stay away from compaq or HP unless you love being on the phone for tech support and the first thing out of hp's mouth is your credit card numbers,,,, if you get the jest. it was 25 or 35 for every 15 minutes. lenovo , asus and acer are good brands. gateway is owned by acer now. dell is built in china now and their tech support is either phillipines or india.