A Legend For How Long?

Fast-growing Legend Computer will soon face foreign rivals

One recent Sunday, Qi Wei and his parents walked into Beijing's Landao Department Store and plunked down $1,920 for a Tianxi PC. Built by Legend Holdings Ltd., China's foremost computer maker, Qi's new toy features the latest Pentium III chip, a 56k modem, and a DVD player. What really caught the 14-year-old's eye, however, was the digital pen that allows him to write Chinese-character e-mails. "Cool," said Qi.

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