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Compaq announced the roll-out of three new PCs and the enhancement of its existing Presario 5000 with a new processor and the Windows XP operating system.
The new Presario 700 notebook features a 900MHz mobile AMD Duron processo, 256Mbytes of RAM, a 20Gbyte hard drive and the Windows XP operating system. The notebook, which has a 14.1in TFT display, is available now for $1,299 (£888) from the company's Web site.
The Presario 2700 features Intel's 1GHz mobile Pentium III Processor-M, formerly known as Tualatin. The 2700 has 256Mbytes of RAM, a 20Gbyte hard drive, a DVD drive and a 15in TFT display. The notebook is available now for $1,799 (£1,200) from the company's Web site.
Compaq also plans to launch a new desktop - the Presario 8000 - the company said in its statement. The desktop, based on processors running at up to 2GHz, will have a starting price of $1,199 (£800), the company said.
HP announced four new systems shipping with Windows XP on 24 September. The HP Pavilion 7955 desktop, which uses Intel's 1.5GHz Pentium 4 processor, has 256Mbytes of RAM, a 40Gbyte hard drive, a CD/RW drive and DVD drive, and is available for $949 (£650) from the company's Web site.
The HP Pavilion 7935, using AMD's 1.3GHz Athlon processor, includes 128Mbytes of RAM, a 40Gbyte hard drive, a CD-RW drive and a DVD drive, is also available for $749 (£500). Monitors are not included in the price of either Pavilion model.
HP also launched the Pavilion N5425 notebook, powered by AMD's 900MHz Athlon 4 processor. The N5425 has 256Mbytes of RAM, a 20Gbyte hard drive and a DVD/CD-RW combination drive. The notebook features a 14.1in TFT display. The N5425 is available from HP for $1,599 (£1,500).
HP also launched the Pavilion N5415 notebook, which uses AMD's 900MHz Duron processor, and includes 256Mbytes of RAM, a 10Gbyte hard drive, and a DVD drive. The Pavilion N5415, which also has a 14.1in display, is currently available for $1,199 (£800), the company said in a statement.