I'll Take A Cd Player, Batteries And A Local Area Network?

Personal computers are fast becoming commodities, as anyone who has visited a consumer-electronics chain store lately has found out. But would you buy a local-area network there? Packard Bell is betting you will. Long the leading seller of PCs through "alternative" channels -- department stores and warehouse clubs -- the Chatworths (Calif.) company has come up with what it calls the "shrink-wrapped" LAN. It's everything you need for sophisticated group computing bundled into a single price.

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