Well I got it up and running. Is the display on the front supposed to show how many watts my PC is using? It says 120v input etc....
This will mainly allow you to have the UPS shutdown your computer X minutes after it loses power(need to connect the unit to your computer with the usb cable) , in case you are not at home when the outage occurs. There's also a neat little "gadget" if you have windows 7 that can display your real time power consumption on your desktop.