NEC has a special offer for PC Advisor readers - its latest 1GHz PC for £999 excluding VAT.

NEC's Direction SM-1000A uses AMD's 1GHz processor. It comes with 128MB of PC133 memory and NEC's 17in monitor, powered by and nVidia GeForce2 MX graphics card.

It includes a 30GB UDMA66 hard drive, a 16-speed DVD-ROM drive and 56Kbps (kilobits per second) modem.

Audio is through a SoundBlaster Live card and Labtec LCS-2514 quad speakers with subwoofer. The system has a one-year onsite warranty.

To top it off you can upgrade to a 19in monitor for £50 and extend the onsite warranty to three years for £49.

To take advantage of this special offer, pick up a copy of the latest (December) issue of PC Advisor, which is on the shelves now.

The story on page 27 carrying the headline "NEC's £999 Christmas cheer" contains all the details necessary to apply for the offer.