The cuts affect ten models in the ProLinea line and four models in the Deskpro Line.
Situated at the high end of the Deskpro line, the 5150 with 150-MHz Pentium processor, 1.2 GB hard drive, and 16MB of RAM was selling for $2,155 but is now offered for $1,825, a reduction of 19 percent.
The Deskpro 5100 with 100-MHz processor, 1.2 GB hard drive, and 16MB of RAM was retailing for $1,775; the new price is $1,535, a reduction of 14 percent.
Other affected models include the ProLinea 5166, which features a 166-MHz Pentium, 2.1 GB hard drive, and 16MB RAM. The ProLinea 5166 was retailing for $2,610 but will now be priced at $2,110, a price cut of 19 percent. The ProLinea 5100 with 1.2 GB drive, 100-MHz Pentium processor, and 16 MB RAM gets a less drastic price cut, from $1,425 to $1,320.
Compaq also announced price cuts on memory and the Compaq Scanner Keyboard. The company will cut prices on 64MB memory modules by 53 percent from $1,341 to $636 and 8MB, 16MB and 32MB modules will get cuts from 41 percent to 53 percent. The Scanner Keyboard is now priced at $299, down from $323.
Compaq says the price cuts apply to existing inventory effective immediately.