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Ex-Panrix boss launches micro PC assault on UK

700 snapped up since June

Former-Panrix boss Simon Panesar has reappeared in the UK computer market - this time selling ultra-small PCs.

Panesar's latest company, Leeds-based Jadetec Electronics, is advertising a product called the MicroPC in the national press. It is described as a CD-ROM-sized computer that weighs 950g with the power and functionality of a desktop.

This nifty device, which can be plugged into a monitor or TV, comes with either Celeron or Pentium III chip and runs Windows or Linux.

A couple of specs are offered in today's advert - with a Celeron 800, 64MB DIMM, 20GB hard drive and Windows 98 or ME, the PC costs £675 ex VAT. With a PIII 1GHz, 256GB DIMM, 30GB hard drive and Windows 2000, it is priced at £999 ex VAT.

It is branded as the Jadetec MicroPC - Jadetec is the UK distributor for the product, and the computer is made by Taiwanese outfit Atoz Technology.

According to Panesar, who ran Leeds-based PC builder Panrix with his brother Gulberg until the company went into administration earlier this year, Jadetec has sold around 700 of the gadgets in the UK since June. They are available through resellers and in Office World shops.

The Panesar brothers parted ways after the fall of Panrix, and Gulberg now runs a PC builder called Panrix Technologies. ®

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