"Your desktop PC in 2004: Two years from now, your desktop system will be slimmer and trimmer. Flat-panel screens will replace bulky CRTs, and rewritable-DVD drives and fast graphics subsystems will turn your PC into a movie lover's dream.
CPU and RAM: 4- to 5-GHz microprocessor with 512MB of DDR memory and a 600-MHz system bus
Hard disk: From 300GB to 400GB on a Serial ATA bus
Removable storage: Rewritable DVD and -- yes -- the unsinkable 1.44MB floppy
Internet connection: Cable or DSL broadband if you're lucky; 56-kbps modem if not
Video: 3D graphics card with 128MB of video RAM
Display: 18- to 21-inch flat-panel LCD screen capable of 1600 by 1200 resolution
Ports: USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Input devices: Wireless (Bluetooth) mouse and keyboard
Operating system: Some version of Windows (you expected Linux, perhaps?)
Other: An 802.11b wireless network designed for users with more than one PC
Price: $1,500 to $2,000"