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ZDNN: Are you ready for the $200 PC?

Oct 11, 1999, 02:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

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"One of the first PC makers to step up to the plate will be Tatung. The company is developing multi-hued, low-cost consumer PCs that will start at about $299, according to documents reviewed by ZDNN."

"But a stripped-down version of the same PC will be available for as low as $200. This box won't have a CD-ROM, will use Linux in place of Windows 98, and is based on a Cyrix chip."

"At this point, component prices don't necessarily add up to a $200 PC that companies can make money on without taking advantage of a rebate program or some innovative financing."

"Tatung also plans more conventional PCs with Windows 98 and an AMD K6-2 processor starting at around $400."

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