Dream Days For Desktops
Hear that? It's the Sound of personal computer prices crashing through the floor. That's what you heard on Oct. 29 when IBM introduced the new $599 IBM Aptiva home PC, setting a new threshold in the booming market for inexpensive machines from top manufacturers. Just a few weeks earlier, Compaq Computer Corp. held the distinction with a $699 Presario model, after a rebate. And only a few weeks before that the entry-level price for a name-brand PC stood at $799--that is, without a monitor.
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