Review: Gateway All-in-One PC

With the success of the iMac, we’re surprised PC makers haven’t flooded the market with All-in-Ones by now. Gateway’s foray into the niche is the One, a self contained PC which looks something akin to a collision between 2001’s monolith and a ginormous iPod nano. The One houses a 19-inch LCD monitor (1440 x 900), a 2GHz Core 2 Duo proc, 3GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive in a svelte form factor that manages to be both stylish and functional. Imagine that! The One is very streamlined, with a handful of frequently-used ports (USB, FireWire, headphone/mic audio) on the left side and a single super-multi DVD burner on the right side. And accessing the One’s innards? Easy. Gateway’s use of non-proprietary parts and tool-less entry make upgrading and expanding components a cinch. That’s all well and good, but we know the question on everyone’s mind: “Is it better than an iMac?” Impossible to say, but with price points and hardware components so similar to Apple’s all-in-one, the question really boils down to: “Do you want OS X or Vista?” And we all know that choice is a personal One.

  • RAM Size: 4GB
  • Clock Rate: 1.50 GHz
  • Hard Drive Size: 400GB
  • Screen Size: 19 inches
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