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AP: New $199 PC Doesn't Do Windows; It Doesn't Do a Lot of Things

Oct 02, 2002, 22:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Fordahl)

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"It's been about 20 years since a new Atari 400 or Commodore Vic 20 could be had for less than $200. Even then, those relics were well on their way from bargain bins to the dust bin of PC history.

"Since then, few if any new computers have sold for less than $200. Any that did were seriously outdated or inoperable.

"Now, in a challenge to established tech giants, several upstarts have banded together to create a PC that retails for $199.86.

"It doesn't do Windows. In fact, it doesn't do a lot of things..."

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