If you're in the market for a secondary PC or Internet-surfing-only machine, the Gateway Astro all-in-one is competing with the iMac for your money. Armed with a 400 MHz Celeron processor, 64MB SDRAM, 4.3GB Ultra ATA hard drive and V.90 56K modem, the Astro also features a built-in 15-inch monitor like the iMac's. A one-year warranty will keep you up and running. Looking to the future, if you ever replace your all-in-one with a tower, you'll need to make a new monitor investment. But then, Astro is only about half the price of an iMac.
Street price: $799