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CNN: Wal-Mart: $199 PC Sells Briskly

Dec 05, 2002, 17:00 (35 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Christopher Fitch for this link. ]

"Here's the pitch for what could be your next PC: No Microsoft, no Intel--and almost no markup.

"By dropping software from Microsoft and avoiding 'Intel inside,' retailer Wal-Mart Stores is offering a $199 computer it says is a hot seller on its Web site, attracting novices looking for a way onto the Internet as well as high-end users wanting a second box.

"The promise of a PC replacement--slimmed down to surf the Web and carry out limited tasks--has long tantalized the tech world but failed to generate many sales, especially as prices of name brand computers have slid..."

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