First published 19 February, 1997
Sources said the sub-£1,000 consumer PC will use Cyrix's MediaGX processor, an integrated chip that combines a Pentium-class CPU with on-board audio and graphics to save the expense of add-in cards. Cyrix expects the device to power low-cost Net PC-type systems that undercut orthodox PCs. The Compaq machine is expected to sport a sleek black chassis.
Compaq declined to comment but said a formal announcement will be made on Thursday.