US computer giant Dell has launched a low-cost desktop computer in China targeting first-time and novice computer users, AP reported. The EC280 system, developed by the company's design center in Shanghai, will cost US$223-515 and will only be available in China. It will come in two configurations – 40 or 80 gigabytes – and be equipped with an Intel processor, Windows XP Home Edition as opposed to the newer Windows Vista, and either 256 or 512 megabytes of memory. These specifications, which are somewhat lower than those expected of newly-released standard PC, help keep the costs down. Dell said the low price, lower power consumption and compact size (one-eighth the size of a traditional desktop PC) would be the key selling points.