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Sears sells $199 Linux PC

Jan 17 2008, 1:46am CST | by

Sears sells $199 Linux PC
 
 

Linspire, Inc. announces that Sears is selling a $199 Linux PC, after $100 mail-in rebate in their online store. The PC runs Linspire's Freespire 2.0 Ubuntu Linux based OS.

The hardware is put together by Mirus Innovations a North America PC manufacturer.

It appears Sears is going directly against Wal-mart's Everex $199 PC.
Looking at the hardware specifications of the Everex PC and the Linspire Mirus PC, two main differences jump out. The $199 Linux PC sold via Sears has a Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz CPU and 1GB RAM and the Everex PC runs on VIA C7-D 1.5 GHz CPU with only 512MB of RAM.

I assume Everex will soon step up their RAM to match the Sears Linux PC offer.

The Linux PC page on the Sears site does not yet mention the $100 mail-in rebate that is touted in this Linspire press-release. I suggest you wait until the information is published on how to get the $100 mail-in rebate before buying.

I wonder how long it will take until Dell is going to offer a $199 Linux PC. Their current Ubuntu running Destop starts at $499, but of course has way better specifications.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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