Exclusive: Dixons may buy into Cyrix

News is emerging that Dixons may be stocking own-brand PCs for Christmas based on National Semiconductor's Cyrix microprocessor.

The decision is still at the rumour stage as Cyrix buyers are all agog at the news, but Dixons press office issued a flat denial.

The machines are said to use the Cyrix MII-300 and will sell for less than £600, sources said.

Cyrix has had a spate of good luck this year since halving its prices a few weeks ago. Comet has since debuted with its own PC, and Compaq went for the MII-300 chip in its new Presario.

As for the Dixons story, watch this space for confirmations.