Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 19:47 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva and Precedent Technologies (PTech) are pleased to announce a new partnership, working together on the release in September in the United States of a new low-cost desktop - the TechSurfer - with Intel Atom CPUs and Mandriva Linux preinstalled. TechSurfer is a web-centric computing platform that is designed for customers who mostly surf the web; download music; and utilize VOIP services, such as Skype. The TechSurfer platform is also suitable for light desktop applications. TechSurfer is powered by the Intel Atom processor. The Atom processor was designed especially for web-centric computers. TechSurfer prices starts at $399.99 with Mandriva Linux pre-installed: Microsoft Windows will cost an extra $100. The system will come with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. Find out more in the press release.
Editor's note: Looks like Mandriva is taking full-advantage of the Low-cost hardware arena. First the Intel's ClassmatePC then the GDium and now PTech.
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Unimpressive price
by lindkvis on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 20:52 UTC
lindkvis
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2006-11-21

Given that Dell sells low cost desktops for $299 I find the pricing rather unimpressive.

It is particularly poor if the specs are the same as this:
http://store.precedent-tech.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code...

These specs are inferior to the lowest cost Dell, apart from perhaps the more sensible Atom processor.

If Windows XP is ordered in addition, the price is only $100 lower than the Mac mini, which we all know is not a 'low cost option' but still includes more memory, a Core 2 Duo and an optical drive.

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RE: Unimpressive price
by Ventajou on Thu 24th Jul 2008 00:11 in reply to "Unimpressive price"
Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

You need to add a 3 years warranty to your cheap Dell or Apple to be fair.

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