Jeff Groudan, HP personal systems group vice president of marketing, said the HP Business Desktop d325 rounds out its high-performance, value-oriented, desktop offerings for small- and medium-sized businesses.
"This desktop offers users a reliable solution at a great value," Groudan said. "Whether customers define value as increased productivity, procurement savings, quality, product innovations or great service and support, the d325 delivers."
Pricing for the HP Business Desktop d325 starts at $499. The most popular configuration is priced at $669 and consists of AMD's Athlon XP model 2200+ processor (1.8 gigahertz), 40-gigabyte hard drive, 256-megabyte DDR (double data rate) SynchDRAM, 48x CD-ROM drive, six USB 2.0 ports and comes with Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
The HP Business Desktop d325 comes with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, which includes on-site service and around-the-clock telephone support. The d325 is now available directly from HP or can be ordered through authorized resellers.
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In related news, HP announced that it continues to lead in worldwide notebook computer sales, according to new research from IDC. For the second consecutive quarter HP is ranked as the leading vendor of worldwide notebook unit sales with 15.9 percent of the market in the first quarter of 2003. HP gained 1.1 points in share on 6 percent unit growth.
"HP continues to extend its leadership in the notebook market by focusing on industry-leading innovation and customer value," said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president and general manager, mobile computing global business unit, HP Personal Systems Group. "As we move forward, our strong international presence and the strength of our global network of partners will continue to provide real value to our customers and set us apart in the marketplace."
HP increased its notebook unit share sequentially in all major regions of the world North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. In the United States, HP holds the No. 2 position with 18.9 percent of the market. HP increased unit sales 7.4 percent sequentially. Dell leads the U.S. market and is No. 2 in worldwide notebook sales.
HP offers a broad portfolio of wirelessly enabled notebook products designed to meet the needs of consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers around the world. The company was among the first to come to market with new Centrino-based notebooks featuring 802.11g wireless connectivity. HP is also recognized as a market leader with the innovative HP Compaq TC1000 Tablet PC, which was introduced in November 2002.