Starting at $249, the sleek polished black System76 Meerkat features the Dual Core Intel Atom 330 CPU, up to 2 GB of memory, and up to 750 GB of storage. Perfect for Internet, email, music, Flash video and educational tools, the Meerkat performs extremely well despite its super low price tag.
A complete desktop system – Meerkat, 17″ widescreen monitor with speakers, keyboard and mouse – is only $399.
This runs Ubuntu, so all you really need is 1 GB of RAM. They have real attractive prices too. Since I already have a spare monitor, a system with 2GB of RAM, 750 GB HD, and wi-fi is just $399. For that you get a storming desktop.