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7/22/2002 02:00:00 AM Eastern

The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion 7955 was one of the hot sellers for Nebraska Furniture Mart in December, and PC buyer Tom Peal attributed this to the model's Intel Pentium 4 processor.

"What really helped it was it was one of the first out there with the P4 1.5 GHz processor," he said.

The other attractive options were the dual DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives tied to its $949 price tag.

Interestingly, having the Windows XP operating system had little impact on sales, Peal said, adding that the Windows Me-equipped PC sold just as well as those with the newer software. This is a change from the past when the launch of Windows 95 and 98 actually influenced customer's purchasing decision.

Top 10 Desktops

Rank By Unit Sales Brand/Model Rank By $ Sales
1 HP Pavilion BT963 2
2 HP Pavilion 7920 4
3 HP Pavilion 7955 1
4 HP Pavilion 7940 5
5 Sony Vaio PCV-RX550 3
6 HP Pavilion 750N 25
7 Compaq Presario 5310US 8
8 eMachines T1090 16
9 Compaq Presario 5320US 6
10 HP Pavilion 7915 15
Source: NPDTechworld ©TWICE 2002

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