Well I have opened the box and looked at the new PC tower from Hewlett-Packard.
It is still pretty big, but not quite as large (deep) as this one.
I am not very technically minded, (as you know) but for those of you that are interested in such things, here are some of the specifications. Given my limited budget, I could not upgrade to anything super-duper, and certainly nothing sold by Apple, at their premium prices. So I got something that has some old and new tech combined.
It has a 256 GB Solid State Drive. I read about those, and they are supposed to boot up faster.
This is coupled to an additional 1 TB hard drive for more storage.
It still has an Optical Drive, (DVD rewriter) one of the few where that was not a separate option.
8 Gb Memory, and an AMD 3.7 ghz processor.
It comes with Windows 10 Home 64 installed.
Bearing in mind I never play PC games, that should be sufficient for my needs.
There is also a new wired keyboard and mouse, which will be kept as spares.
All I have to do now is to get it to work!