Compaq launches 1.33GHz Presario

Compaq Computer launched a 1.33GHz multimedia desktop computer for consumers on Thursday, featuring an optional recordable digital versatile disc (DVD) drive and digital video editing software.

The Presario 7000Z desktop PC uses the newest Advanced Micro Devices Athlon processor. AMD released the chips Thursday, and several computer makers are expected to make immediate use of them, including Gateway, Hewlett Packard., Micron Electronics's MicronPC.com, and Maxdata AG. Compaq's 7000Z PC is available immediately through participating retailers, on the company's sales line (1-800-888-0220) or on Compaq's Web site at http://athome.compaq.com, according to a Compaq statement.

It includes a 20G-byte hard drive, 128M bytes of double-date rate memory, a 17-inch CV735 monitor, a 48X CD-ROM drive, a 56K modem, a Creative Labs Inc. sound card and JBL Pro Premium speakers. Compaq said the starting price is US$1,459.

As an option in configuration, customers can add the MyMovieSTUDIO package, featuring recordable DVD-R technology, for an addtional $306.

Compaq, in Houston, can be reached at +1-281-370-0670 or http://www.compaq.com/.

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