Cheap, cheap PC

By Deane Barker on June 26, 2003

HP lowers price pole with $349 PC | CNET That’s awfully cheap, and it comes with XP Home.

“The desktop is fitted with an Advanced Micro Devices Athlon XP 2000 processor running at 1.67GHz, 128MB of RAM (random access memory), a 40GB hard drive, a CD-ROM, a modem, and a keyboard and mouse. The desktop uses built-in graphics included with its Via Technologies chipset. Its base configuration does not include a monitor, nor does it have a floppy drive or speakers, which are each $20 upgrades.

In an effort to sweeten the deal, Hewlett Packard is offering free shipping and is including an extra 128MB of RAM for free, giving the PC a total of 256MB.”

Puts that $199 Linare machine in perspective, doesn’t it?