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DukeOfURL: Pogo's Sub-$1000 Pentium 4 Linux Box

Jun 30, 2001, 20:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

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"It's not too often that a new technology comes along that's affordable. Upon the Pentium 4's first offering, it followed that time-tested rule of new products (let alone Intel products) being insanely expensive. Luckily for most computing enthusiasts, there's another company out there making processors and driving the prices down into a reasonable range. That company is obviously AMD. With AMD turning up the heat in the processor wars, Intel was forced to fight back by slashing their Pentium 4 prices.

What does this all have to do with Pogo's latest revision of their new famous Verona? That's simple. Most of the major media outlets were predicting the Pentium 4 to be in that upper-bracket of pricing, that is, the $2500 range. Pogo has recently come along and shattered some of those early predictions with one much lower than that -- try $999.

I was both skeptical and surprised when I heard that number. After all, if companies can just barely sell their Athlon-based systems for $999, how will they pull off a Pentium 4 system for that same price? I don't quite know how they did it, but they did. Now the question is, does the Pentium 4 pummel the Athlon on Linux, or will the AMD keep on Intel's tail much like it has in Windows performance tests?"

Read on to find out.

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