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Gateway One To Enter The iMac-Rival Ring

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As you may have noticed, we rather like Apple's iMac and Sony's likewise-styled LT range looks set to impress us just as much. In fact, it seems the all-in-one monitor/pc hybrid design is gaining a fair bit of appeal recently, as Gateway is also entering the fray with its example, called simply the One.

When not busy saving Zion the One will pack a 19in screen of as-yet unspecified resolution, slot-loading DVD burner (all DVD drives should be slot loading if you ask me), user accessible memory and hard drive bays, a 5 in one card reader and, cunningly, Gateway has turned the power brick into a hub for several inputs, such as Gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports and audio jacks.
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Meanwhile the the chassis itself will pack a further three USB and a solitary Firewire port, while internally both bluetooth and WiFi boxes are checked. Unlike the Sony LT, however, there is no onboard TV tuner - Gateway recommend a USB one. Three models are available, with one being an online only option. The base spec will net you a 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM and Intel X3100 (onboard) graphics and a 320GB hard drive. The middle of the road, online, model ups the hard drive space to 400GB and gives you an AMD HD 2600 dedicated graphics chip.

The top-end system packs a 500GB hard drive, 3GB RAM and a 2GHz processor for a small premium. Speaking of which, pricing is in dollars currently, specifically $1,300 for the lowest spec system, $1,500 for the mid and $1,800 for the high end. Hopefully a UK conversion would mean that those prices end up sitting closer to those of the iMac than the Sony LT, though of course we won't know until we see it.

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Gateway One page.

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