CNN: Wal-Mart: $199 PC Sells Briskly
Dec 05, 2002, 17:00 (35 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Christopher
Fitch for this link. ]
"Here's the pitch for what could be your next PC: No Microsoft,
no Intel--and almost no markup.
"By dropping software from Microsoft and avoiding 'Intel
inside,' retailer Wal-Mart Stores is offering a $199 computer it
says is a hot seller on its Web site, attracting novices looking
for a way onto the Internet as well as high-end users wanting a
"The promise of a PC replacement--slimmed down to surf the Web
and carry out limited tasks--has long tantalized the tech world but
failed to generate many sales, especially as prices of name brand
computers have slid..."