IBM unveiled a 300 MHz, sub-$1K computer in August that is one of the first machines to take advantage of Intel's improved Celeron chip. The improved chip is likely to inspire a wave of faster, more powerful low-end computers, analysts predicted.

The IBM PC 300GL is a network-ready, highly manageable computer with 32 or 64 MB of RAM (expandable to 256 MB), a 3.2 or 6.4 gigabyte hard drive, and 128 KB of cache. Thanks to Intel's next-generation Celeron processor--a less expensive alternative to the Pentium chip--the 300GL retails for $989 (without monitor), with special pricing available to schools.

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