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bare bones system

(1) An entry-level computer system. See entry-level PC and bare metal.

(2) A computer case and motherboard kit for a PC. The x86 CPU and RAM may be included, but operating system, storage and input/output devices are purchased separately. See PC and x86.
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This means that the firm will receive only partially-assembled barebone computers from its contract manufacturers, including Compal's Taiwanese counterpart Wistron Corp.
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