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$1000 PC News Story, 1998

Flash forward another nine years and I find this end-of-1997 news story about the concept of the $1000 PC gaining momentum. Which I take to mean that some daring white-box factories in Asia were selling them like hotcakes to home users already. I think by 1998, it was a corporate offering. Of course, it's a marketing term - like $100 laptop - and most people were probably spending close to twice that for a step-up machine, like the real $188 laptop. So the common purchase size had dropped by about half.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2007