Gateway’s most recent pre-configured desktops come with 6 GB and 8 GB by default – and sell from $780. There is also a new flashy notebook with LED illumination and 4 GB memory for less than $1000.
Gateway’s 8 GB PC is part of the multimedia-focused LX-series: The LX6200-01 includes AMD’s Phenom X4 9500 quad-core CPU, a 750 GB hard drive, a DVD burner and Windows Vista Premium 64-bit. The compromise is an ATI Radeon 3200 graphics card, which however, can be easily replaced with a more capable card and you still would keep your budget within $1000. The fact that 8 GB of memory can be had in an upper-mainstream PC, however is impressive. The PC sells for $780.