The new desktop, the Compaq Evo D510 e-PC, is a hybrid of HP'sand Compaq's newer Evo desktop, which sports a black-and-silver chassis design. HP created the e-PC as a small, low-priced desktop that could be used by companies with offices where space is at a premium.
The new D510 e-PC ranks as the only surviving HP-designed business desktop, with the exception of aof workstation models. The company will the rest of its business desktop and notebook machines, following its merger with Compaq, in favor of Compaq-branded PCs.
As, HP will sell the new e-PC model for a price starting at less than $700, as it will the Compaq-designed ultraslim Evo desktop.
HP will offer the Evo D510 e-PC for an introductory price of $699. Its base configuration will include a 1.8GHz Intel Celeron processor, 128MB of RAM, a 20GB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive and Microsoft's Windows XP Home operating system. A monitor is not included in that price. The machine can be fitted with Intel Pentium 4 processors up to 2.6GHz, more memory, larger hard drives and CD-rewritable or DVD drives.
Also on Monday, HP refreshed its low-priced Compaq Evo 310v desktop line for businesses and added two new flat-panel displays.
The newest Evo 310v models will offer either Celeron or Pentium 4 processors. It will start at $449 with a 1.4GHz Celeron chip, 128MB of RAM and a 20GB hard drive and Windows XP Home. The price does not include a monitor.
The two new Compaq flat-panel displays are the 15-inch TFT 1520 and 17-inch TFT 1720. The displays will sell for $479 and $719 respectively, the company said.