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CNET News: Low-Cost Laptops Shedding Weight

Mar 29, 2005, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

" Price isn't the only thing shrinking on a new generation of low-cost laptops. Some are losing weight, as well.

"WinBook, a division of Micro Electronics, announced on Monday that it will put a $699 price tag on a LX 300 portable PC that comes with Linux and weighs 4.6 pounds. Dell has also updated its low-price laptop line for consumers, adding the Inspiron 1200, which starts at $749 and has a 14.1-inch screen. It weights 6.3 pounds, less than predecessors such as the 6.8-pound, $949 SmartStep 100N. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart continues to offer budget Balance notebooks on its Walmart.com Web site, starting at less than $500..."

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