The company said the new models also include new six-speed PD-CD optical drives that work three times faster than standard drives. The new machines will also automatically notify users of new Compaq software updates and other technical information by way of a new messaging agent called the Info Messenger, the company said.
To its low-end Deskpro 2000 line, Compaq has added the model 6180/2500/CD which includes a 180-MHz Pentium Pro processor, 32 megabytes of RAM, a 2.5 gigabyte hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive for $2,180.
New to the Deskpro 4000 series are two new models, offering similar features to the 2000 model plus LS-120 drives that offer greater storage capacity than standard 1.44MB floppy disk drives. The new models, 5200/2500/LS and 6180/2500/CDS/LS, are available with a range of processors, from a 133-MHz Pentium, which sells for $2,300, to a 200-MHz Pentium Pro, which lists at $2,460.
Compaq added five new models to its high-end Deskpro 6000 line. The models include Pentium Processors with MMX technology and 6X PD-CD drives, as well as 650MG of storage capacity and the ability to read CD-ROM technology. List prices start at $3,270.