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MacOPINION: Is The $799 Lindows Mobile PC A Credible Challenger To The $999 iBook?

Feb 27, 2003, 11:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Moore)

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"Last week at the Desktop Linux Summit,, Inc. announced, the release of their first Lindows laptop--the mobile PC which will retail for $799, or $200 cheaper than Apple's entry-level 700 MHz iBook...

"'Until now, laptop computers have been either too expensive or too heavy to be useful for most consumers,' Lindows CEO Michael Robertson commented 'PDAs are also a problem because they don't offer many features. The Lindows Mobile PC is a powerful machine that can go anywhere you want to take it.'

"At 2.9 pounds, the Lindows Mobile PC is definitely an affordable ultra-light laptop, but does it offer as good a value as a new $999 iBook or even a $799 or $899 refurbished Apple machine...?"

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