I'm a linux user since Red Hat 4. 99% of my linux use has been web browsing. I do write big spreadsheets with Gnumeric though. My current computers Aug 2012:
eePC 900 with 900MHz Celeron, 2Gb RAM and original 16Gb SSD, (SWEET! HIGHLY RECOMENDED)
Mint 13 Maya made this a useable web browser. It was worthles with Windows XP.
Phenom II 980 (4,2Ghz), 8Gb, Radeon 4870, Dual 1920x1200 screen, Dual boot Debian/Windows XP
HP dv2500 laptop with Mint 12 LXDE in my garage. wifi issues needs closed driver, plays movies good though.
Compaq QC61 laptop Windows 7 works ok with upgrade to 4Gb mem
Intel i5-3570k with 16Gb using on chip graphics .
I want to set up a full featured linux system that boots "toram"