What's Next, Free PCs?
Computers are getting so cheap, sellers are practically giving them away. Last week online retailer OnSale onsale.com began hawking computers at wholesale prices, featuring a Compaq Presario with a 333-MHz Cyrix chip, for example, for just $560 (monitor sold separately). Earlier this month, Packard Bell NEC unveiled a $500 machine powered by a 300-MHz chip. Once a novelty used by upstart vendors trying to get the edge on market leaders, inexpensive PCs are becoming the norm, with average retail prices hovering around $1,000.
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