Via readies $250 PC for fall launch, by Michael Kanellos
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Taiwan’s Via Technologies plans to promote PCs that will sell for close to $250 this fall in an attempt to gain ground in the consumer market.
The Terra PC is a reference design created by Via that will be licensed to PC makers around the world. The company will show off prototypes at the Computex trade show in Taipei next month, and systems are likely to hit the shelves in different markets in the world by September or October, said Ravi Pradhan, India country manager for Via.
The proposed price for the Terra, which includes a monitor, is achieved by picking components with cost in mind. The system, for instance, will run an older 1GHz processor from Via, Pradhan said. It will also come with 128MB of memory, about one-quarter the amount found on typical desktops these days, and a small drive.
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