The first notebook release from Linux windows software company Lindows is set to undercut similar products on the market by half.
Lindows.com, said it will release the laptop at a price of $799 (£500), about half the cost of similarly equipped notebook computers from Apple, IBM and Toshiba.
Michael Robertson, chief executive of Lindows.com, said in a statement that laptop computers are usually either too expensive or too heavy to be useful for most consumers.
The Lindows PC is equipped with comparable features to other 'ultra light' notebooks, such as IBM's Thinkpad x30 and a Toshiba Portege model, both of which cost more than twice as much, the company said.
The Lindows laptop is half the weight of the Apple iNote but boasts a hard disk double the size and runs a 933MHz microprocessor.
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