updated 05:05 pm EST, Fri March 29, 2002
In recent weeks, PC manufacturer Dell Computer has introduced several new computer models that sport faster processors and more memory, but also carry larger price tags for what would normally be successor products. In an effort to maintain profitability on bargain-basement PCs, rising component costs have forced Dell to raise the price of low-end machines and offer relatively marginal improvements, according to a Yahoo! report. Earlier this month, Apple raised the cost of all three iMac models by $100.