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HP cuts Vectra prices 14%

Hewlett-Packard slashes prices on its small-business Vectra PCs up to 14 percent.

Hewlett-Packard (HWP) has slashed prices on its small-business Vectra PCs up to 14 percent.

The reductions are expected to bring the retail price of the entry-level HP Vectra 520 5/133 to as low as $1,108 in the United States and Canada, the company said.

Other adjustments include a new low price of $1,787 for an HP Vectra 525 MCx 5/166 minitower PC. It includes a 166-MHz Pentium processor, 16MB of RAM, a 1.6GB hard drive, an 8X CD-ROM drive, 256KB of cache, and a 28.8-kbps modem.

An HP 525 MCx 5/200 SBC now goes for $2,576 with a 200-MHz Pentium processor, 32MB of RAM, an 8X CD-ROM drive, 256KB cache, and a 28.8-kbps modem.

HP and Microsoft Small Business Center models of the HP Vectra 500 Series PC have Microsoft Office Professional, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft Plus preinstalled.