$99 PC to launch in 2008 - PC Retail

$99 PC to launch in 2008

Wal-Mart only Linux PC to drop below $100
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Everex, the company behind the $198 PC, are to offer a sub-$100 PC and a sub $300 15.4-inch notebook in the first quarter of 2008. Both run on a variant of Gentoo Linux and are based on a Via C7 chip.

The vendor is able to offer the cut-price computers by working with new start up Zonbu. The MSRP of the laptop is $479, however, Zonbu is offering to subsidize it to $279 or $99 for the desktop. In order to achieve this subsidy consumers must pay $14.95 a month for Zonbu's services of remote storage, internet backup, OS updates and tech support.

As reported earlier in the month, Everex's sub $200 PC sold out in minutes, so expect this new offer to be snapped up just as quickly. Both devices come with 1.5GHz Via C7-M ULV CPU, a 60GB HD, 512MB DRAM and a 4GB or 8GB flash drive.



CeBIT 2008 Preview

When Deutsche Messe, the organiser of CeBIT, unveiled the 2008 event it announced a series of significant changes.


Apple MacBook (Late 2008)

Carrying the same styling as the design of its bigger brother, the casing now has those curved edges top and bottom giving it a thinner appearance. Like the Pro it is only 2.41cm thick.