HP updates desktop PC

Hewlett-Packard has released its latest desktop PC aimed at the high-end consumer market with technology from Intel.

Hewlett-Packard has released its latest desktop PC, aimed at the high-end consumer market, with technology from Intel.

HP will offer Intel's 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processor in its latest Compaq Computer, Presario 8000T.

This PC also comes with Raid (redundant array of independent disks) technology, which is normally seen on servers but is making its way into feature-packed PCs with the release of systems based on Intel's 875 and 865 chipsets.

Raid technology is used in PCs or servers with two or more hard drives to save the same data to different drives. This creates an automatic backup system for data should one hard drive fail.

The 8000T is available for $769 (£462) without the Raid technology, after a $50 (£30)  in rebate.

A Raid configuration includes a 2.6GHz Pentium 4 processor with hyperthreading and a 800MHz front-side bus, 256Mbytes of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), two 80Gbyte hard drives, a 128Mbyte Radeon 9200 graphics card from ATI Technologies and a CD-Rom drive for $999 (£600), after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Tom Krazit writes for IDG News Service

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