HP rolls out ultra-low priced PC in China

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by maclamb, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. maclamb macrumors 6502

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  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I saw an article a while back about mac users in China. A very small, very dedicated group. Right now, a Mac is definitely a luxury item most Chinese can't afford.

    BTW, I'm surprised HP is going with freeDOS and not linux. I guess they aim to sell additional software and feel it's better to go with something a little more distant from the open-source mainstream.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I'm not, considering the bootleg versions of Windows can most likely be had for peanuts on the street.

    Most likely it's about selling a decent volume of cheap PCs, and letting MS deal with the pirated copies of Windows that land on them.

    Of course HP wouldn't ever write that down in a memo or e-mail. ;)
     

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