Supermarket chain Tesco claims it will be the first retailer in the world to have PCs incorporating Intel?s latest Pentium IIIs on its shelves.
Fujitsu Myrica PCs built around Intel?s PIII 450Mhz chip will be available in selected Tesco stores from midnight tomorrow, priced at #1,180.
?Because of the time difference we will have them out ahead of any US stores,? said a Tesco spokesperson.
Tesco is so convinced that consumer demand for the Intel Pentium III is so high that it has doubled the number of stores in which the PCs will be available to 250 locations nationwide.
The supermarket chain, which is also an Internet service provider, would not be drawn on whether the machines will be sold online. ?It is not something we want to discuss now,? said a company spokesperson
Tesco believes that it is coming in at a cut throat price on the Intel PIII. ?We believe that our entry into the PC market has helped halve prices in the last 18 months," said John Gildersleeve, Tesco?s commercial director. He promised that there will be ?no hidden costs or badgering sales talk,? to customers.
Tesco also sells Siemans PCs and Life Tech portables. It is going to start selling Lexmark printer this week in selected stores. Will it continue to add to its computer offerings? ?We are always open to suggestions,? said a company spokesperson.
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