W3bbo wrote:
Practically all the PCs currently on sale at PCWorld and TheComputerStore that are mid-range or higher all have a gig of ram and a 3.0Ghz CPU anyway. In a years time they'll all have 2 gigs of ram.

Most PCs sold here have 512MB of RAM, but I think there's still a fair number sold with just 256MB of RAM. I've never seen a consumer-oriented machine on sale with 1GB RAM by default.