I really don't know what it was. I know it was a Compaq, might have been the one in this image:
I just know it became yellow and ugly over time. My dad ended up upgrading in 2001 to an $1800 Dell bundle. The screen was big and heavy but the computer did everything and then some. My first self-owned computer was a Gateway laptop I still own. It doesn't turn on though. I broke it downloading torrents.