1/27/2000: Compaq iPAQ: a PC for less than $ 500?
... In particular, for 499 dollars USA (of course, without monitor); this is the price of the new computer of Compaq, which breaks completely with the traditional schemes of the industry. It is a question of one of the first models of PC "free of inherited technology" (legacy-free PC), thanks to which they will be able to be made PCs simpler to handle and to install, more bargain sales and more attractions.
Because the iPAQ does not lack design; it has a vertical, serious but elegant format in the colors and perhaps it looks alike to a white book in a strange support. In the technological aspect, it includes a Celeron to 500 MHz, 64MB RAM, 4.3GB of hard disk and two ports USB, quite governed by a chipset 810E with integrated graphic checker. There lacks buses ISA, PCI, PS/2, ports series o parallel and, if it is wished, not disk drive (like already veteran iMac).
Of course, it is not destined for tasks especially complex and his expansion capacity is quite limited, but: really does that matter, if little costs so?
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