Compaq has revamped its Deskpro EN and Armada PC lines in the US, the company announced last week.
The Deskpro EN line of corporate PCs is being modified for the first time in two years and will now feature Intel's 815E chip set - the chips that surround the main processor in a PC. A majority of current Deskpro EN machines currently run Intel's BX chip set.
The 815E offers flexibility as graphics, sound and networking capabilities are included in the chip set, the company said. It supports three Dual inline memory module (DIMM) slots and synchronous dynamic access memory (SDAM).
These three models, now available, make up the Deskpro EN series: Slim Desktop, Small Form Factor and Convertible Minitower. Pricing for a preconfigured Slim Desktop with a 600MHz Celeron processor, 10GB hard drive, 64MB of RAM and Windows 95 or 98, excluding a monitor. Prices will start at $US875.
Most PCs in this line will run on Pentium III processors at speeds ranging from 667MHz to 933MHz. Others will run on 600MHz Celeron processors.