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Compaq's new year begins quickly

The Houston PC manufacturer purchases distribution assets of Inacom to further its direct sales plans and introduces an easier-to-connect PC system, in an effort to rebound from a disappointing 1999.

 

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The Houston PC manufacturer purchases the distribution assets of Inacom to further its direct sales plans and introduces an easier-to-connect PC system, in an effort to rebound from a disappointing 1999.

"We wanted to make it simple--simple to get at, simple to get in, simple to access."

- Shawn Burke, vice president of Compaq's Presario division

 


Compaq buys distribution assets from Inacaom
update Attempting to build up its direct sales capabilities in a hurry, the computer maker buys assets from PC distributor Inacom for $370 million in cash.

Compaq to unveil iMac-like consumer system
The Houston-based PC manufacturer will unveil its Presario EZ 2000 series today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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