27 Jun 2003 - The info on this page is out of date,
preserved for historical reasons only.
The era of free computers has passed and most of the
firms listed here seem to be out of business.
| Name || Info
AMD-300 CPU - alright!
It's sort of like a lease - $20 for 48 months. However, you also
get Internet access for this money. Not sure what happens to access
after 4 years.
Another lease-like plan - $26 a month for 3 years, internet
access included. Unlike Enchilada, they explain what happens
after 3 years - you can either get it for <$50 or donate it and then
Gobi will send you a new computer, beginning a new lease.|
Most powerful CPU on this page - Celeron 333!
"We do not reserve space on the desktop screen for advertisements or promotions."
$30 for 30 months, with inet access. Note that unlike
Enchilada, Gobi and Intersquid charge more than regular internet
access would cost... but then again their lease term is shorter.
|| You get free PC by choosing them as your ISP.
I assume, there has to be a several year contract, but their website
doesn't mention it. Only thing they say is "your credit card is charged
$150, which is refunded after a year" - probably, it's only refunded if
you stay with the service.|
Only first 25.000 subscribers get a free PC - this is beginning to
look like a gimmick.
|| You need to use them as ISP and you screen is
plastered with advertising.
Also, not everybody gets it - I know people who signed up and haven't
heard back from Free-PC.
| Name || Info || What's the catch ?
|| As for 04/08/99, you can get an AMD 300 machine for $399!
| Webzter JR (Microworkz)
|| $299, available April 19|
| They want to charge extra $99 for floppy and CDROM - duh!
This page is dedicated the new phenomena - Free PCs.
Comments are welcome - if you actually received one of these
freebies, tell me what you think!
Or email me if you know of free computers that are not listed here.
I also list computers that break the 'low price' barrier.