HP rolls out ultra-low priced PC in China

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

  1. maclamb macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2002
    Northern California
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    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

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    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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