With the price cuts, Micron keeps pace with vendors such as Toshiba and Compaq in recently offering new models priced below $2,000. Such systems are expected to become a staple of the market in 1998 as companies look to reach growing markets such as small businesses and the education segment, analysts said.
A Transport VLX with 166-MHz Pentium MMX, 32MB of memory, 2.1GB hard disk drive, a 16X CD-ROM, and 12.1-inch active matrix display was priced at $2,399 and now goes for $1,999. Other configurations are available for as low as $1,799.
A Transport XKE with 266-MHz Pentium MMX, 64MB of memory, 5.0GB hard disk drive, 24X CD-ROM, and 13.3-inch active matrix display used to cost $4,599 and is now priced at $3,987. The TransPort XKE with 166-MHz Pentium MMX was priced at $4,099 and is now at $3,049, a reduction of 24 percent.