October 29, 2001

Dell readies its cheapest PC ever

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC: "The world's largest PC maker said its SmartStep PC, which comes as
a one-size-fits-all system complete with monitor, aims to woo U.S. customers
that typically shop for PCs in chain stores. Starting at $599, the PC is the
lowest-price home PC the Austin, Texas, company has ever sold.

The PCs will be built by Taiwanese PC maker Mitac International Corp.,
which has supplied low-cost desktop PCs or hand-held computers to Dell
rivals Compaq Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. Mitac will ship
directly to customers to avoid inventory costs."

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