I had a blog entry a little while ago about the desire to set up a machine to run my old collection of DOS and CD-ROM games. I successfully set up a Win 7 laptop, but hinted at something better....
Well, here we go. It's a Gateway Profile 4 all-in-one with a built-in LCD screen. Windows XP, Pentium 4 (single core), 1GB DDR memory, 40GB HD. Built in speakers, modem, network, DVD drive, etc. It needed a bit of repair, but I got it up and working.
I tried DOOM and DOOM2 first, and they both had issues with the integrated sound card. Very choppy sound. I loaded up DOSBox, and that problem was solved. So I'm very happy. This is going to be a really cool way to enjoy this project.
The machine has an integrated NVidia based video card, so I'll see if the 3D games of the time work next. Maybe Quake? We shall see.