Vendors are showing bare bones PC systems at the Computex trade show, aiming to undercut the low end PC launched by Packard Bell last week.
Systems on show included PCs using both Intel and AMD processors. Aopen unveiled a PC running on an Intel Celeron 266MHz processor, with a 56Kbps modem and 32-speed CD-Rom drive.
Mitac also showed its B61Q bare bones unit, also based on a Celeron chip. It comes with an ATI Rage graphics accelerator and audio chip, and also has a 32-speed CD-Rom. Mitac was demonstrating a similar machine using the Cyrix GX Media processor.
First International Computer showed off its F711 system, which comes with a 24-speed CD-Rom drive, a 2Gbytes hard drive, and will support both the 266MHz and the 300MHz Celeron processor. It has 16Mbytes of memory as standard. By configuring the unit with a cheaper graphics card, the price is expected to be around the $900 mark.
While Acer is also introducing such systems, it was not showing machines at its stand, instead concentrating on consumer PCs.
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