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Net access, portals part of PC package

PC makers move beyond hardware as an approach similar to cell phones begins to transform the industry.


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PC makers move beyond hardware as the cell phone approach begins to transform the industry.

"This is the beginning of the era of the free PC."

- 4th Wave report


Gateway considers iBelong investment
The PC maker, looking to beef up its strategy of bundling Internet services with its PCs, may enlist the help of a start-up called iBelong.

PC makers asking: Are you being served?
Buying a PC will be less about the PC itself and more about the total package of services and peripherals that manufacturers bundle with the hardware, surveys say.

Spotlight on the free-PC craze
Enchilada, the start-up with the delicious name, joins a stew of other recent free-PC offers as the market picks up steam.