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NEC slashes server prices

NEC Computer Systems Division cuts prices on its Pro Serva V Plus line of servers by up to 17 percent.

NEC Computer Systems Division, a division of Packard Bell NEC, cut prices today on its Pro Serva V Plus line of servers by up to 17 percent, with a 200-MHz Pentium system available for under $2,600.

The entry-level servers are designed for small-scale server environments. The Pro Serva V Plus servers offer single or dual Pentium Processors running either Windows NT or Novell Netware.

ProServa V Plus price cuts
  Old price New price
Basic $2,961 $2,587
$3,458 $2,940
Other configurations done by VARs reduced by 17%, but not announced.

NEC's ProServa V Plus comes with a 200-MHz Pentium processor and 512KB of cache memory, 32MB of high-quality ECC memory for improved data reliability, support for high-performance ultra-wide SCSI hard disk drives, a CD-ROM drive, a network card, and Enterprise Server Management software.

NEC says it will provide support for monitoring hardware components. The server's four external and four internal bays can take hard drives, tape drives, CD-ROMs, and other storage devices.

According to NEC, the estimated street price of the ProServa V will start at $2,587. A version of the system with a 2GB hard disk drive will start at $2,940.