" Price isn't the only thing shrinking on a new generation of
low-cost laptops. Some are losing weight, as well.
"WinBook, a division of Micro Electronics, announced on Monday
that it will put a $699 price tag on a LX 300 portable PC that
comes with Linux and weighs 4.6 pounds. Dell has also updated its
low-price laptop line for consumers, adding the Inspiron 1200,
which starts at $749 and has a 14.1-inch screen. It weights 6.3
pounds, less than predecessors such as the 6.8-pound, $949
SmartStep 100N. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart continues to offer budget
Balance notebooks on its Walmart.com Web site, starting at less
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