You know what they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and apparently Gateway
has latched onto said mantra and has quietly dished out a new computer on both the desktop and laptop sides, each fully equipped
with Windows Vista. The $499.99 (and up) DX430-series desktop ups the ante from the DX420
by offering Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 / E6300 processors, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, 15-in-1 flash card reader, a DVD writer, Intel's GMA X3000 integrated graphics set, a micro ATX
chassis, and up to 22-inches of LCD real estate to compliment the machine. In the portable realm, the $699.99 NX270S (pictured after the break) packs a 14.1-inch WXGA widescreen LCD, Intel Celeron 430 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 60GB hard drive, and a combo drive as well. Additionally, you'll find a copy of Vista Home Basic, a trio of USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 media card reader, WiFi, 56k modem jack, and Ethernet. Both of these budget-friendly systems aren't out to set any benchmark records, but they should handle the most basic of Vista demands
fairly well, and considering the low starting price points on each, your wallet (and SO) will be greatly appreciative.