The Celery was the most bang for the buck at the time, or at least it sounded that way with the Mhz it boasted. Video game hardware is often based around cost savings so it wasn't surprising to me. Also, it wasn't that low-end if we're talking about 1998. I recall buying a 450 Mhz desktop in December 1998 and IIRC it was brand new and the fastest thing you could get other than some thousand dollar server CPUs. The Celery wasn't all that far away from it. I wouldn't call it low-end for 1998. My friends were still using computers slower than that in 1999-2000.