HP Introduces Faster, Lower-Priced Compaq Presarios

Reprinted from a Hewlett-Packard press release:

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2002 — Hewlett-Packard Company today announced several new options and new low pricing for its 2002 Compaq Presario holiday direct line.

A powerful solution for home entertainment, digital audio, digital imaging, multiple applications and gaming, the Compaq Presario 6000 series offers consumers not only a variety of Intel Pentium 4 processors, but is also now available with Intel Celeron 1.7 and 1.8 GHz processors, starting at the estimated U.S. retail street price of just $729 with a 15-inch CRT monitor. (1)

The state-of-the-art Presario 8000 Desktop series is the ultimate digital powerhouse offering the greatest expandability for today and tomorrow, and is now available with both Intel Pentium 4 processors up to 2.66 and 2.8 GHz, starting at estimated U.S. street prices of $1349 (2) and $1499 (2), respectively, including a 17-inch CRT monitor, direct from HP.

In addition, both the new Celeron and Pentium 4 models of the Presario 6000 and 8000 are available with the new 48X CD-RW drive or 12X DVD+RW/R and CD-RW combo drive with transfer rates up to 30 to 60 percent faster than previous generation drives. Both PC series can also now be configured with the ATI RADEON 7000 graphics controller with TV out for enhanced 3D and 2D graphics performance and choice of Microsoft Works or Microsoft Office software suites.

The new Compaq Presario 6000 and 8000 Desktop PCs are available immediately direct from www.compaq.com.

(1) $749 price includes Presario 6000, CV5500 monitor with $30 mail-in rebate
(2) $1349 and $1499 prices include Presario 8000, CV7500 monitor with $100 mail-in rebate

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