1.1GHz Athlon Recher at Lidl
The grocery chain Lidl will offer a Compaq Presario with a 1.1GHz Athlon processor with 256MByte SDRAM for 2,999 DM on Thursday, December 14th. In addition to a 40GB hard drive from Maxtor, a Chaintech motherboard and a 32MByte ATI Expert 2000 work in the Compaq computer.
The Lidl PC also offers a 12x DVD player and an 8x/4x/32x burner from Philips . Windows Me is used as the operating system, with Works 2001, Lotus Smart Suite Millennium Edition, the Bertelsmann Universal Lexicon 2001 and two other well-known games being included as a software package. All in all, the equipment of the PC is very similar to the Aldi PC, although the larger RAM and the faster processor do not justify the price difference of 500 DM to the Aldi PC, especially since the ATI Expert 2000 in the Lidl computer is much slower than the GeForce2 Mx in the Aldi Calculator is.