My gut reaction to seeing these all-in-one computers is that they might make a nice addition to a dorm room or an aging couple’s den. But then Gateway goes and says something like this:
“The powerful One ZC6800 Series is a no-compromise, high-performance configuration entirely suitable for serious gaming.” I roll my eyes and then look for the actual specs, to find…
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- 23-inch touchscreen LCD at 1920×1080 resolution
- Intel Core 2 Quad CPU at 2.33GHz
- Intel GM45 Express Chipset (ah ha! – that’s not for gaming!)
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 with 1GB DDR3 memory (whoa, curve ball – that’s for gaming)
- 8GB of DDR3 RAM – eight!
- 1TB SATA hard drive for data storage
- 64GB solid state drive for OS and programs
- DVD burner, card reader, 6 USB ports, eSATA port, HD webcam, Wi-Fi, Ethernet
- Hybrid TV tuner with remote control, wireless mouse and keyboard
- MSRP of $1400
That’s actually a pretty impressive list of features for $1400. Sure, it’s not exactly “no-compromise” and those of you interested in “serious gaming” would probably never be caught dead with an all-in-one computer but for anyone who likes the idea of an all-in-one but has to this point been underwhelmed, this configuration may be worth a closer look.
There will also be a more budget-friendly option in the One ZX4800, priced at $749. That one includes Windows 7 Home Premium, a 20-inch 1600×900 touchscreen, 2.1GHz dual-core Pentium CPU, Intel GMA X4500HD graphics, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 750GB SATA hard drive. So no SSD, TV tuner, or ATI graphics, but a much more manageable price tag.
Various configurations will be available in late October/early November, with the loaded-up configuration referenced in the beginning of this post due out “later in Q4.”
Gateway Introduces New Gateway One ZX Series All-in-One PCs [Press Release]