My wife has a decent laptop, but she wants a new desktop as the one she's using is quite old. She is into genalogy so usually has multiple browser windows open at the same time along with a genealogy application and graphics application. Not heavy duty stuff.
I've always liked Dell machines as I've had many and have never had any hint of a serious problem with one or the components inside. Dell has what looks like a nice Inspiron desktop on their cyber monday deals: 7th generation I5 with 12GB ram and a 1TB drive for US$399. Seems reasonable to me. www.circularhub.com/.../dellus-fsi