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March 20, 1996

COMPAQ CUTS PRICES ON SERVERS, NOTEBOOK PCS AND LAPTOP MODEMS

By CBR Staff Writer

Compaq Computer Corp cut prices on some models of its ProLiant 1500 and Compaq ProSignia 500 server families by up to 10%, and is also offering a promotion on its mid-range ProLiant 4500 servers, including an additional processor board, worth about $5,000 at no extra cost with all 100MHz and 133MHz Pentium models bought in the US between March 1 and June 30; the ProLiant 1500 5/166 is cut 4% to $7,250; the 1500 5/133 is down 8% at $6,230; and the ProSignia 500 5/150 is reduced by 10% and now costs $4,000. Ths company also cut prices up to 28% on its flagship family of notebook personal computers and up to 34% on some of its laptop modems, effective immediately: it said prices now start at $3,000 for its LTE 5000 laptop family, a reduction of $1,000; at the top of the line, the LTE 5200 Model 1350 120MHz Pentium, 10.4 active matrix color display and a 1.35Gb hard drive, was cut 23%, or $1,500, to $5,000.

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