HP To Cut Prices On NT Workstations



Hewlett-Packard says it will cut prices this week onseveral of its Windows NT workstations. The entry-level Kayak XA, with a 350-MHz Pentium II, 64 Mbytes of memory, and a 4.3-Gbyte hard drive, will be priced at $1,820. The XA is designed for spreadsheets, financial modeling, and basic digital-content creation.

HP's mid-range model, the XA-s, will feature a 350-MHz Pentium II processor, 64 Mbytes of memory, and a 6.4-Gbyte hard drive, for $2,200. That model is also available with two processors of up to 450-MHz.

The XU model is for higher-end use such as software development, LAN administration, 2-D digital-content animation, and 2-D mechanical design. The basic model with a 400-MHz Pentium II, 64 Mbytes of memory, a 4.5-Gbyte Ultra SCSI hard drive, and a Matrox G2000 graphics card, will be priced at $3,130.

The XU will also be available with or upgradable to dual 450-MHz Pentium II or Xeon processors. It can also accommodate up to 2 Gbytes of Synchronous Dynamic RAM with error-correction code and a 9-Gbyte Ultra SCSI hard drive. Several other optional graphics cards will also be available.

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