For those who haven't been paying attention, the market
for sub-$200 (or value-priced, if you will) rigs seems to be on quite the rise
. Hot on the heels of the Everex gPC
and the recently announced Shuttle KPC
comes a $199 Linux box from Mirus Innovations. Available now at Sears.com, this understandably lackluster machine houses a
ancient 1.6GHz Intel Celeron 420 processor, a slightly more respectable 1GB of RAM, 80GB hard drive, a CD-RW drive, 56k modem, an Ethernet jack and a 15-in-1 multicard reader. Furthermore, you'll also get a set of speakers, a keyboard / mouse bundled in, and Freespire 2.0 pre-installed. Ready to delve into the bargain basement PC arena? Hope you've got about three bills sitting around, as this one only becomes $199 after
an oh-so-dreaded mail-in rebate returns.