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Enchilada... A Free Lunch?

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, May 6, 1999

There's no such thing as a free lunch, but Enchiladas look like a pretty good deal. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Enchilada is the name of the newest deal for free PCs...

"We're giving you the whole enchilada, with Internet access, set up in your house, for free."

Ike Sutton, a former executive in New York's garment district has cooked up this deal. As we told you, there is no such thing as a free lunch. With Enchilada, what you wind up paying is 19.99 a month, about the same price as standard Internet service...

"And with that you get a complete personal computer, muultimedia computer, that comes with complete, pre-loaded unlimited Internet access. It has also a video that explains what the Internet is and what it has to offer, and also we have free home set-up."

The computer is a 300 MHz AMD machine with Windows 98, a 56K modem, CD ROM drive, 32 megs of RAM and a 15 inch monitor. To get it, you have to sign up for four years at 19.99 a month. After two years, for an extra fee, you can upgrade the computer. Not a free lunch, but not a bad deal if you're going to pay for net access anyway. Another catch is, Enchilada has to remain your portal for getting online. You can find more information at enchilada.com or toll free at 877-enchilada.