A PC for FREE

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http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/nov/23spec2.htm

Last week, the Hong Kong-based asiatotal.net launched iT, a stripped-down personal computer that will be distributed free of cost to small businesses and people from lower income groups. That's right - free!

Before you rush to dismiss the offer as a computer that won't come anywhere close to the quality of a branded computer, hold on.

Apparently, the iT machines can connect to the Internet, and come packaged with home entertainment devices, a printer and a USB card reader. Add a cute, 7-inch monitor and speakers, and you've got equipment that's as wired as any computer worth its salt.

Where's asiatotal.net going to make its money? Companies that target rural markets will be roped in to sponsor links to e-commerce portals. The iT machines will come equipped with sponsored hot keys that will provide instant access to information about the sponsor and its products.