You need at least 2GB of ram to run vista nicely and to fit your needs. No question.
13 and 1 card reader for camera cards, dual dvd drives, one dvd burner, 320GB hdd, dual core proc and 2GB of ram...I dare you to find cheaper and something that carries a one year warranty. oh yeah..and the outsourced indian tech support we all love lol. This would cost around $550 new, but it has been refurbed (just as good as new). The refurb dell products statistily will have less problems than new systems as far as broken parts go.
System Price : $399.00
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600+
Memory: 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 677MHz
Hard Disk Drive: 320 GB EIDE SATA
16X DVD ROM Drive (non burner)
16X DVD +/- RW
w/dbl layer write capability
13 in 1 Media Card Reader
Hell of a deal for what you get.
Dimension E521, filtered by 2GB of memory at this site.
Once you put 2000MB in the memory drop down, click filter and after it refreshes, click on the price at the top of the list to filter/sort by price.