Asda is to start selling £279 PCs from next week. The Wal-Mart-owned supermarket will have eSys PCs on its shelves which come with 256MB of memory, an Intel Celeron 2.4GHz processor and a 40GB hard disk.
The machines come with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, Microsoft Works software and a 12-month on-site warranty supported by IBM.
The move by the supermarket further illustrates the severe price pressure traditional PC makersare under in the market.
Granville Technology, which was behind the Time and Tiny PC brands, recently went bust.
The Asda PCs will be available from Thursday 25 August at all 270 Asda stores.