PC World: PC Cracks the $100 BarrierAug 25, 1999, 19:26 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexandra Krasne)
"PC manufacturer Total Peripherals Inc. will sell you the Imagic Internet PC at an after-rebate price of $99.
For that price you get a PC with a 400-MHz AMD K6-II, 32MB of RAM, a 6.4GB hard drive, a 15-inch monitor, a 56-kilobits-per-second modem, an up to 44X CD-ROM drive, and software. Preloaded are Microsoft Windows 98 and Corel Professional Office Suite. You also get a $99 coupon that can be redeemed for Digital Subscriber Line or hardware upgrades.
Although you have to shell out $499 initially for the Imagic Internet PC, you'll get a $400 mail-in rebate from Microsoft when you subscribe to the MSN Internet access service for three years. That costs $790.20, which is $21.95 monthly."
"Note that the cost of shipment is $89 within the continental United States. If you live in Canada or Mexico, it will cost $356..."
"If you sign up for a 24-month membership, for example, the rebate is only $225. If you want just a year of Microsoft's MSN service, you'll only get a $100 rebate..."