Digital, which only recently re-branded its PC lines, holds a relatively small market share in notebooks and desktops. Compaq, meanwhile, is the market leader and growing.
The Ultra 2000 with a 166-MHz Pentium MMX is being reduced from $4,039 to $3,249, a 19 percent discount. Meanwhile, the Ultra 2000 with a 233-MHz Pentium MMX was cut 13.5 percent, from $5,479 to $4,793; and the 266-MHz Pentium MMX version of the laptop was dropped from $5,999 to $5,589, a 6.8 percent discount.
The Ultra 2000, launched last August, was the first laptop from a major vendor to come with a 14.1-inch LCD display.
The other line being discounted, the HiNote VP, is Digital's lower-end notebook. The HiNote VP 745 comes with a 266-MHz Pentium MMX, a 13.3-inch active-matrix screen, 32MB of memory, and a 4GB hard disk drive. It is being cut 13 percent, from $4,849 to $4,219.
The HiNote VP 735, featuring a 233-MHz Pentium MMX, a 13.3-inch active-matrix screen, 32MB of memory, and a 4GB hard disk drive, will be cut from $4,219 to $3,899, a 7.5 percent discount.