"Top of the line" is an apt description for the
Gateway Solo 9300CX. A 600MHz Pentium III processor puts this up in
the desktop-replacement stratosphere. Add in the 96MB RAM,
15.7-inch active matrix display,
12GB hard drive and 6x DVD-ROM drive, and you know why you're paying well over three grand. Buying big from the start is easier than upgrading later. If you don't need so much horsepower, check into the budget-friendly option to the right.
Model: Solo 9300CX
Street price: $3,699
Phone: (800) 846-2000
At $2,700 less than the Gateway, the AmeriNote RL is a low-price leader. The processor is a respectable 366MHz Intel Celeron. The specs round out with a 3.2GB hard drive, a 24x CD-ROM drive, 32MB RAM and a built-in 56Kbps modem. The whole shebang weighs under 6 pounds. The 12-inch display helps keep the weight down. For on-budget portability, this one takes the cake and eats it, too.
Manufacturer: CompUSA PC
Model: AmeriNote RL
Street price: $999
Phone: (888) 2-COMPPC