A tablet, EStar? Well, there are already three tablets in my household, and they don't particularly suit my needs, so I'd like to stray away from them.
1111, it's not that I can't save up money to get better parts, but that I need to keep saving each dollar I earn for my tour fees (no job, either)...but I need to at least get my school work done, and I'm willing to spend practically the bare minimum on a computer.
GTL, thanks for the suggestion. My parents are already purchasing a laptop for me to use for college, but again, it will be a while until that actually happens. Regardless, my preference lies with desktops, which is why I want to put a cheap build together.