New York – Hewlett-Packard introduced three new Pavilion desktop PCs, two Compaq Presario desktop lines and here last week at PC Expo.
The new Pavilion PCs, which ship in July, start with the 522N, suggested retail price $799, with dual CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives, 60GB hard drive and 256MB of SDRAM. The 772N is the next model up with a suggested retail price of $1,499 it features a DVD+R/+RW drive, and a Pentium 4 2.26GHz processor and the top of the line is the 792N which adds a Pentium 4 2.4GHz, DVD, 120GB hard drive, 64MB SDRAM DeForce4 MX420LC graphics card for a $1,799 suggested retail price. All models feature USB 2.0, and Ethernet networking. The 772N and 792N also have IEEE1394 ports.
The Presario 6000 and 8000 have had DVD+RW drives added as an extra option for consumer configuring their own PCs.
The notebook line gained the Pavilion zt1200 and ze5100 series. The ze1200 series can be configured in several fashions with the processors available ranging from an Intel Mobile Pentium 4 1.6GHz to a 1.8GHz, 802.11b wireless networking, DVD-ROM and CD-RW and a 40GB hard drive. Depending upon configuration pricing can range from $1,799 to $2,399. The ze5100 offers a 2.0 or 2.2GHz Mobile P4 processor and 512MB of SDRAM. Pricing starts at $1,699.
On the Presario side are the 900 ad 1500 series notebooks. The former series can support several AMD Athlon processors, ranging from a 1.2GHz to a 1.47GHz chip, 20GB, 30GB and 40GB hard drives, up to 1GB of RAM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive and a networking port. The 1500 can use mobile P4 processors up to 2.2GHz and Intel Celeron 1.4GHz or 1.5GHz chips. Both models feature the Presario MultiPort wireless hub that allows the consumer to hot swap out either Bluetooth or 802.11b wireless modules. Pricing for the 1500 series starts at $1,089 and $1,599 for the 900 series.