CNETAsia: HP's Linux Notebook a Unique Case: Analysts
May 23, 2003, 07:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Hewlett-Packard's low-cost, Linux-based notebook launched in
Thailand last week is a one-of-a-kind product created for a unique
market, according to HP and analysts.
"So those living outside Thailand hoping to pick up a HP
notebook for US$450: Don't hold your breath.
"A week ago in Bangkok, HP began selling a US$450 'people's
notebook' that runs Linux, believed to be the first time that a
major U.S.-based PC maker has sold a consumer machine with the
open-source operating system pre-loaded..."