Norm supplied a link to these folk; got a 600 MHz P-III w 128/ 20 GB/ DVD/ 8mb Invidia AGP 100-bus / Winmodem + 2 teeny speakers. $349. (for me) By time I got around to trying for 2 more for friends - all gone :[
So this is about #2 (and 3 if not broke), even discounted another 10 over fone to $317:
"E-Machines Monster 500 labelled, 'The World's Best Gaming Machine!'"
500 MHz P-III, 512 cache, 64 MB/ 13 GB, DVD and Voodoo-3 w/16 mb AGP etc. (Paid 28 for another 128 stick = 192 MB)
Amazingly the Winmodem hits connect at 50k regularly. With the great, young Russian trumpet virtuoso Sergei Nakariakov playing, the Arban variations on 'Carmen' (via cable to my awesome stereo system) + 8 mB download occurring + a few URL-surfs for hell of it:
SysMon (FWIW?) shows CPU-util. a pretty flat <8% and a solid near-flat line ~ to 50ishK download speed (!! ??)
SpinRite rates the Ultra-DMA drive as faster n' tachyons and error free.
So everything Works.. may not be 200-bus or even 133; there may now be 256 MB video cards! yada yada.. but it sure blows away my now aging Tecra 700 (P-120 or 150?), and while I had to scrounge for the Crystal sound driver and the Voodoo - this seems like one Hell of a lot of stuff for $300ish (and these may also be gone too, now -- but they expect more, maybe faster stuff from E-machines).
Still, teeny PS with a fan on the outside! and rest of stuff Korean - no effort to ID mb. But at 80 F in room and all above activity - nice tepid heatsink.
Damn.. when I think of my $3K+ (discounted) Otrona CP/M portable :[
(You guys are jaded !)