"of course the 4 Meg Ram and 160 Gig Hard
Whoops. I bet that's 4 GB RAM.
However will you be upset if XP (the usual version) reports 2.75 GB RAM?
Examples at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=2.75+GB+RAM
Here we have fine workplace machines on 512MB RAM and same at home but a few with 1 or 2GB RAM but none really show much more speed due to the RAM.
Why 4GB RAM?
PS. About Window 7. I'm going there ASAP.