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PC maker Gateway today fired a salvo at Apple with a new all-in-one home desktop that bears strong design similarities with the recently introduced aluminum iMac. Called simply the One, the design is far sleeker than Gateway's earlier Profile systems and fits the entire design within a single metal shell just 3.6 inches deep. The entire front face is black to hide the borders of the 19-inch widescreen LCD and blend into home decor, such as the living room. The One also builds on Apple's minimalist emphasis: where the iMac plugs all cables directly into the back, the One feeds gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports, and AV ports to the external power adapter to take clutter away from the desk. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are standard and eliminate the need for a wired mouse or keyboard.

Other echoes of Apple's design are found in a slot-loading, side-mounted DVD burner as well a main casing with three USB ports, one FireWire, and audio in/out connectors. The new design has a 5-in-1 card reader and is easily opened to replace the hard drive or memory, however. Buyers can also add a mounting kit to hoist the One against a wall, or a USB TV tuner for watching live programming.

Gateway says it will ship the series in late October with two retail models and a single online-only version. The retail line starts at $1,300 with a 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, and Intel X3100 graphics; a high-end model boosts speed to 2GHz, memory to 3GB, hard disk space to 500GB, and adds Mobility Radeon HD 2600 dedicated video for its higher $1,800 price tag. Both have a 1.3-megapixel webcam hidden in the chassis, Gateway says. The online model sits in between the two store models with the same hardware as the base PC save for a 400GB hard drive and Radeon HD 2600 chipset. It should be available for $1,500.

read: http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/09/26/gateway.one/

its actually not half bad for a PC.

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All-in-one design. Slot-loading disc drive. Built to cater to your multimedia needs.

No, it isn't a Mac. Although the new Gateway One is a computer that seems to be taking a bite out of a few of the features included with Apple's new line of desktop computers, including "lotsa" ports, powerful components, and a simple yet attractive shell made with just one sheet of metal.

The cool site, with its Vista-like cursor trail :P

Detailed Specifications:

  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, each core at 1.5 GHz (up to 2.0)
  • Up to 3GB of DDR2 RAM
  • Graphics: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, or ATI® Mobility Radeon HD 2600XT
  • Hard Drive: Up to 500GB SATA II (Upgradeable to 2 TB)
  • Sound: 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio, Integrated NXT® SoundVu Speaker Technology

The computer also comes with: a built-in 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth technology, 1.3MP Webcam (USB, integrated mic), wireless mouse and keyboard and Media Center Remote, and a 19" Widescreen TFT LCD Display (1440x900).

The most expensive model includes a Analog/Digital TV Tuner.

Thanks to Aqua-Soft member Phantom_Lord for submitting the story.

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Those who hate chin on iMacs (old or new), beat this... :D

Just a Quick Comparison.....

Apple iMac (Base Config 20" model) : $1199

* 1680 by 1050 Resolution

* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (4MB L2, 800FSB)

* 1GB memory (667 MHz)

* 250GB hard drive (7200RPM)

* ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory

Gateway One (base config 19" model) : $1300

* 1440 x 900 Resolution

* 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2MB L2, 667 FSB)

* 2GB of RAM (667 MHz, 1GB x 2 Dual Channel)

* 320GB hard drive (7200 RPM)

* Intel X3100 graphics

Damn... those macs are pricey ;)

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its good. the world needs more of this.

I find it hard to accept that the iMac has so little competition... or people trying to compete with an all in one design.

OK- so copying isnt innovation... but surely another computer could bring other innovations to an all in one design.

I really think its time that other computing companies started to innovate more than the colour of thier boxes and the position of thier usb ports!

the imac is near perfection, but its still not 100%... theres still things they could do better... always. why arent other computer companies doing this?

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