Compaq kills iPAQ desktop with Evo

Compaq kills iPAQ desktop with Evo

Compaq has unveiled a new range of notebook, workstation, and thin client products with the launch of the Evo series of business computing products, designed to succeed its current commercial product lineup.

Compaq intends the series to take over from its current range of commercial PC products - some of which have only been on the Australian market for around 12 months. The iPAW Desktop, Armada Deskpro, Professional Workstation and Thin Client lines will be gradually be phased out over the next 12 months.

The vendor is aiming at building its market share in the access market - a segment made up of conventional PCs through to Internet access products, entertainment devices and personal wireless solutions - which represented $US20 billion in revenue for the company last year.

This launch is the first of several announcements Compaq will make over the next few weeks.

The products are designed to combine features such as integrated MultiPort wireless connectivity, processing power and legacy-free platforms with polished industrial design.

The range includes two notebooks, two workstation models and a thin client product.

"Evo signifies an evolution from the traditional PC to a new level of simplicity and assured connectivity," said Compaq Computer Australia director, Access Business Group, Tony Bill.

The company will also begin rolling out Evo desktops during the fourth quarter this year.

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