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Computerworld NZ: OS-Free Laptop Draws Interest

Mar 10, 2004, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Dick Smith Electronics' test marketing of a laptop sold without an operating system generated enough interest that the company has started placing the computers in its bigger stores.

"Electronics buyer Chris Day won't give sales figures but says interest 'exceeded our expectations.' The laptop, featuring a low-heat Transmeta Crusoe processor, 256MB of RAM, DVD-ROM/CD-RW, 30GB hard drive and a 14.1in screen was offered to customers of Dick Smith's website for $1499 [US$1021/€824] including GST..."

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