HP announces $499 computer package

For $499, consumers can purchase a Compaq Presario desktop PC, a 17-inch CRT monitor and an HP Deskjet printer — a value-packed system for doing a range of activities from schoolwork and managing a home office or household budget to e-mail and surfing the Web.(2)

“This affordable, all-inclusive PC package represents yet another great value offering from our configure-to-order line,” said Mark Sanchez, vice president, HP North America Consumer Computing. “Due to increased operating efficiencies and our dual channel model, HP is able to offer consumers the choice to buy off the shelf or build the right PC for their individual needs at in-store kiosks, online or direct from HP — all at great prices.”

This back-to-school bundle includes a Compaq Presario S4000V desktop PC with JBL Platinum speakers, Compaq CV7500 17-inch CRT monitor and HP Deskjet 3420 color inkjet printer. The PC package is available beginning today for $499, after $150 in mail-in-rebates ($50 per item), and can be purchased direct from HP at www.hpshopping.com or by calling +1 888 999 4747.(1)

Shoppers also can visit an HP or retailer branded store kiosk located in nearly 20,000 popular retail locations to order this PC, monitor and printer package. In addition, HP is offering free ground shipping, for a limited time.(3)

The Compaq Presario S4000V desktop PC features an Intel Pentium® 4 2.2-gigahertz processor to support daily computing tasks; 128-megabyte PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory; a 40-gigabyte UDMA hard drive; a 48x CD-ROM drive; two IEEE 1394 FireWire ports along with Integrated 5.1 capable sound and a 4x AGP port for future graphics expansion.(4)

This system also includes helpful Microsoft® Works, Microsoft Money 2003 and Encarta Encyclopedia software for school work, home projects, budget management and more. The S4000V also is configurable from HP with faster processors, additional memory and other enhanced options, at an additional cost.

The 17-inch Compaq CV7500 CRT monitor offers crisp image clarity providing an outstanding level of detail for viewing games, e-mail, schoolwork and home office projects. With a 16-inch viewable screen, the monitor provides plenty of viewing area and features a tilt and swivel base for more comfortable viewing angles.

The HP Deskjet 3420 printer’s space-saving design and affordable price make it ideal for any dorm, family or home office. The fast, easy-to-use printer prints up to 10 pages per minute in true black text and up to eight pages per minute in color, and produces photo-quality output with up to 2,400 x 1,200-dpi color printing on premium photo papers.

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