GATEWAY SALES PLUMMET

Gateway continues to fall apart. Steep drop in fourth-quarter sales, another 15% cut in work force, more store closures. The future looks very dim. Interestingly, EMachines is hanging in there. I thought they’d be bankrupt by this time. It’s no longer a...

MORE CHEAP COMPUTERS

I don’t know if I’d buy one of these, but it’s a good illustration of how goofy prices are in the computer world these days. Emachines has introduced new systems running Windows XP. The cheapest model includes a 900MHz Intel Celeron chip, 128MB of...

DELL SHIPPING WINDOWS XP

Dell is taking orders for Windows XP systems across the board now. If you’ve been waiting – go buy a new system, like I did tonight!

NOTEBOOK DEAL

I haven’t laid hands on this notebook computer, but it sure looks like a sweet deal on a Toshiba notebook from Costco Online – $1399.99 buys a Pentium III 1.0 GHz processor, 256Mb RAM, 20Gb hard drive, built-in DVD, 14″ TFT display, some 3D graphics...

PRICE CUTS ON PENTIUM III SYSTEMS

If you’re looking for a new computer, you should wait another two weeks and then buy a Windows XP system from Dell. But if your budget simply requires a discount, look for cheap Pentium III systems for the next 60-90 days. Inventories are being cleared out and...

AMAZON SELLS COMPUTERS

Amazon has opened up an online store for selling computers from major manufacturers – Compaq, HP, IBM, Toshiba, and Apple. Amazon inked a deal with Ingram Micro, the number one wholesale distributor of computer products, which minimizes Amazon’s exposure...