I'm researching getting a new system for trading. I'm thinking of getting a Dell XPS or Dimension desktop and want to run two widescreen monitors either a pair of 19" or 20" or 22". During trading hours, I'll be planning to run e-Signal, Fidelity's Active Trader Pro, WealthLab, an Excel spreadsheet with some active links to e-Signal's data manager, email, and a browser focused on news and trading info. While I thought I might need a higher end system such as the XPS410/Dimension 9200, I get the impression that may not be necessary and I might be able to get by with the E520 or E521 - perhaps shifting my budget funds to a faster processor in the lower systems. I'm not looking for a luxury system - just one that will be adequately speedy and won't need replacement in two years cause new versions of the trading software overpower the system. When not trading, I'll be running some other applications as well such as photo editing software. I'm not interested in building my own - no time. I've had some Dell notebooks and when needed service, found the support I received and response time good. Actually, as time is a premium, I want to minimize shopping at multiple vendors to put the system together. From reading this board, it sounds like I should get a PNY Nvidia Quadro NVS 285 video card to drive the two monitors. Would this replace the standard video card that would come with the system or is this an extra card to drive the second monitor? Are there other cards I should consider instead of the PNY "285" Any recommendations or "gotcha's" I should look out for? Also, on the issue of Vista vs XP. If I order from Dell's Home & Home Office division, it appears I would have to get Vista - I would figure Vista Home Premium. Other than potential short term compatibility issues, are there significant reasons or gotcha's to avoid Vista? I'd rather not have to deal with upgrading the OS in a year or so when all has settled down for the new OS. I might wait to buy until updates/new versions for Vista compatibility are released for the key software I run. From the Small Business Division the same systems could be ordered with either XP or Vista. Are there any other reasons to go through Small Business division rather than Home Office? The last laptop I bought, we got slightly better pricing through Home Office division for the XPS version compared to the same system with the Inspiron label through Small Business. Thanks for any advice.