What happens when computer prices start dropping down below the $300 mark? They become about as valuable as the figurative toaster your bank will give you for opening a new account. Well, a $250 toaster anyway. Honestly, I’m not sure we’ve ever seen a bank actually offer a toaster to new account holders, but I’ve also never seen a bank offer a computer — until now. Because RBC Royal Bank in Canada is giving away free Eee PCs to customers who open a new account, transfer funds from another financial institution, and jump through a few other hoops.
Don’t expect a shiny new Eee PC 900 series here. What you get is a lowly 2G Surf model, meaning you get a 800/571MHz processor, 2GB of storage, Xandros Linux, and no webcam. But hey, it’s a computer. For opening a bank account.
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