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Jan 02, 2003, 14:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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Welcome to New Year's Diwali sale--Hewlett-Packard is slashing the price of its Compaq Presario home PC using a combination of AMD processors and Linux operating system (OS), thus also striking another blow at the dominance of Wintel in the Indian market.

"For PC users, the savings are huge: a branded MNC PC for Rs 30,990 [~US$649.50/€621.17], against the current Presario price of Rs 39,990 [~US$838.14/€801.56] based on Wintel or Microsoft's Windows OS and Intel chip.

"For the Presario, which has a very high brand recall because of its sleek design and unique black and silver colours as against the usual white PCs, it will be the lowest price in its history. In fact, it will be the lowest price ever for a branded PC offered by a multinational..."

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