Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Walmart puts out an ultra-cheap laptop for under $600. It’s an ECS A535, and comes with an Athlon 1.6GHz processor, 14” screen, wireless networking, and XP Home Edition.
As expected, Walmart continues its push of cheap imports with little regard for anything but its own bottom line.
I guess it’s good for the US economy in one respect; cheap hardware like this will undoubtedly keep support guys plenty busy. And at that price you might as well buy two; one for a backup or for spare parts.