Surfing Made Simple

Wanna surf the Web from your couch? Gateway 2000's DESTINATION ($2,999 and up) provides one way, with a combination big-screen (31-inch) monitor and Pentium PC. Meanwhile, WEBTV lets folks do the Net without a PC. The $300 TV set-top box, designed by WebTV Networks but marketed by Sony and Philips/Magnavox, is easy to set up and use, and the picture is surprisingly good. Subscriptions are $20 a month.

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