Remploy to sell cut-price refurbished rigs as part of Martha Lane Fox's Race Online 2012 scheme

?92 PC goes on sale to drive ‘networked nation’

Employment services firm Remploy has begun selling a range of reconditioned PCs starting from £92, as part of Race Online 2012.

The scheme, organised by internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, aims to get those in the UK that don’t have personal access to the internet online, creating what organiser’s call a ‘networked nation.’

The rigs consist of a flat screen monitor, mouse, keyboard including, choice of operating system (Ubuntu represents the cheaper option, while it looks like Windows adds around £30 to the price), an Office package with warranty, telephone support and delivery.

Connection to the web is provided by Three’s mobile broadband packages.

So called ‘UK digital champion’, Martha Lane Fox said: “I am excited about the possibilities this low-cost PC presents for the many people in the UK who so far have simply not been able to afford to get online.

“Remploy’s mission is to expand opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people. The £92 PC now means they are opening doors both online and in the workplace.”

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