Cheap, cheap PC

By Deane Barker on June 26, 2003

HP lowers price pole with $349 PC | CNET News.com: 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?

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