Summer bargains for fed PC buyers

Summer bargains for fed PC buyers

By Susan M. Menke

GCN Staff

JULY 3—Clearing their inventory of slower Intel processors, PC makers are slashing prices for systems that were leading-edge only months ago.

Dell Computer Corp. has slapped a bargain-bin price of $964 on its 500-MHz Pentium III OptiPlex GX1 with a 17-inch monitor, 100-MHz frontside bus, 64M of RAM, 10G hard drive, and CD-ROM and floppy drives. Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition is preinstalled. See

For $1,701, Compaq Computer Corp. will sell federal buyers a 650-MHz Deskpro EP with 128M of RAM, 10G drive, Matrox Millenium AGP graphics, 16M of video RAM and Windows 9x. No monitor is included on the limited-time offer. See

Micron PC Inc. of Nampa, Idaho, will cut $1,000 from the total configured price when five ClientPro CS systems with 600-MHz Pentium III processors and Windows 2000 are purchased together. Also, TransPort ZX notebook PCs carry a $225 price reduction through the end of the month. Call 888-225-9612 for more information.

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