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CNET reports that Wal-Mart plans to sell notebook computers under its own label during the first quarter of 2004, assuming it can reach a deal with a computer manufacturer.

Wal-Mart would not confirm the plan, saying only that it constantly evaluates new product possibilities.

The news service notes that private label computers have not been generally successful, with retailers as varied as CompUSA and Best Buy trying and failing.
KC's View:
The difference is that Wal-Mart probably will be selling the laptops for about $99…