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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gateway One

The Gateway One hopes to give the Apple iMac a run for its money. Featuring the same sleek and stylish design—only in black color, the Gateway One looks every bit as delicious as the Apple iMac.

SPECIFICATIONS: The Gateway One is not ALL beauty, it has power too. Underneath the sleek design you will find: a 2.0 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 processor, Intel P965 motherboard, 3GB 667 MHz DDR2 memory, 256 ATI Radeon 2600 XT Graphics card, and a 500GB HDD. It includes, an external ATSC/NTSC TV tuner, 16x dual layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless network, and comes bundled with Windows Vista Home Premium.

ADVANTAGES: What I like about the Gateway One is how it emanates a wireless aura. There's only one wire emanating from the PC and it can be found at the back of the monitor. It also offers a tool-less upgrading; if you want to add another hard drive, it's as easy as sliding it in unto the back of the monitor, no messy cables or screws. I also like the block power grid that holds the USB and Ethernet ports, you can just place it below your desk and hide away all the cables, preserving the wireless aura.

DISADVANTAGES: What I don't get about the Gateway One is why it has to be so much pricier than the Apple iMac. The built-in speakers also leave nothing to be desired, word of advice: Partner with Altec Lansing. Though the 3GB memory is large, the Gateway One should have sported a faster processor than 2.0 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, I think the 2.0 Ghz is the fastest configuration you can find.

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