March 30, 1999 12:15 PM PST

Cheap PCs get cheaper

A New Jersey-based start-up is planning to give away 25,000 PCs if you buy Net access, while NuAuction will award PCs to 12,000 users of its new service, picked randomly.

DirectWeb: Pay for access, get a free PC
update The New Jersey-based company plans to give away 25,000 PCs to consumers signing up for its Internet service.

NuAuction to give away 12,000 PCs
The upstart auction site will give away the PCs at random for customers of its service. The company's stated odds of winning, if all goes as planned? One in 3,000.

Emachines gains on top PC makers
update The low-cost PC maker moves into fourth place in the retail market, according to a report, an indication of the swelling demand for sub-$600 computers.

Sub-$600 PC sales skyrocket
Sales of sub-$600 personal computers surged in February, though overall revenues for PC makers continue to fall due to shrinking price tags, according to a survey.


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