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Season of $199 PCs

After ASUS' Eee and Everex's Dektop PC, Shuttle and Mirus innovations are offering sub-$200 PCs.

After ASUS' Eee and Everex's Dektop PC, Shuttle and Mirus innovations are offering sub-$200 PCs.

Excerpt on Shuttle from News.com:

It'll have an Intel Celeron processor, a 945 GC chipset, 512 MB of memory and either a 60 GB or 80 GB hard drive. What it won't have: an optical drive or a PCI Express slot. Despite that, it's a pretty good-looking box, and comes in red, blue, white, and black, each with a different icon stamped on the front.

The shuttle will also come in a $99 version that can be upgraded to core2duo processor and 1 GB memory.

Excerpt on Mirus PC from PC World:

"Our system builders have been forging new ground in the low-end Linux PC market for over 5 years now," Larry Kettler, president and CEO of Linspire, said in a statement. "This latest system from Mirus Innovations is the most robust hardware and software configuration, and it offers the best value for under $200 to date."

The Mirus PC runs Freespire Linux, has an Intel Celeron processor with 1 GB memory and 80 GB HDD, and costs $199 after a mail-in rebate.

It's interesting to note that the $199 Linux PC price is cheaper than several Windows Vista licenses.

What do you think of the choices in this segment of the PC market?

3 comments
JCitizen
JCitizen

are they hiding the details or what? I see the computer and OS you describe; just no rebate offer. Maybe it is just for certain parts of the country or Sears store only? I'm not getting a peep from Sears.

pr.arun
pr.arun

What do you make of the choices in this segment of the PC market?

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

via c7 processors, low pwer usage, but support for video playback and ipsec built into the processor. Nice, cheep, quiet. Not a gameing rig, but not every computer needs to be one.

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