The price reductions will apply to machines configured to run business, graphics, and multimedia applications, in an effort that will make AcerPower PCs at least 5 percent cheaper than the similarly configured machines offered by its major competitors. The company will also pay incentives to resellers and distributors of $25 for each system sold through December, Acer said.
The company reduced the price of its multimedia business machine which includes a 166-MHz Pentium processor, 16MB of RAM, an 8X CD-ROM drive, a 2GB hard drive, a 256KB pipeline burst cache, and bundled software by nearly 9 percent to $2,160. Its Pentium 100 desktop with 8MB of RAM, 1.2GB IDE hard drive, 256KB pipeline burst cache, and bundled software now goes for $1,145, a 20 percent price reduction. The company has also reduced the price of its 133-MHz Pentium PC by 17 percent.