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PC price wars taking toll on earnings

Retail PC sales rise on heavy consumer demand for low-cost computers, ironically leading to smaller profits and reduced earnings.

 

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Retail PC sales rise on heavy consumer demand for low-cost computers, ironically leading to smaller profits and reduced earnings.

"A lot of it has to do with Emachines--they lowered the bar in terms of how low prices could go."

- Lisa Schmidt, NPD Intelect senior account manager

 


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