So, I want a new computer, just something for internet and IMing while I am gaming. I am considering either the Eee Box (desktop) or the Eee netbook, I can get both for around 300USD, but the problem is I don't have any room for another screen on my desk. I would not get a gaming rig, because I don't play FPSs that much any more, so I need something cheap. I could probably build a Linux box, but I really like the Eee because it has Windows XP.
I can easily make Windows into a barebones system, which will run much better on 1GB of RAM.
The Eee Box has 1GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, Gigabit ethernet, wireless A/B/G, basic things like that. Nothing special, but its cheap...and I don't have a job. Wondering about your oppinions: should I get the Eee box or Eee laptop, or wait and get a mac (which will be probably take an extra year)?