iDot is touting its new V-Series, which starts at $349, as a built-to-order system. Typically, the configuration of low-cost PCs is set and they are not offered as boxes that can be assembled to customer specifications.
iDot broke into the low-cost PC scene last October with a PC priced at $699. iDot says it does all of its business on the Web.
The new 333M2 V features a Cyrix MII processor, a 3.2GB hard drive, 32MB of memory, CD-ROM drive, and Windows 98. Monitors are available separately at $159 for a 15-inch monitor and $249 for a 17-inch monitor.
iDot plans to emulate the strategies of start-up Internet service companies such as Gobi and DirectWeb. For an additional $49.95, users can get an Internet bundle, which includes an internal modem, multimedia speakers, and Internet access.
Customers may begin pre-ordering systems today. Systems will begin shipping in volume on May 28. Once volume production begins, iDot.com plans to fulfill orders within 2 weeks.