These new PCs have been optimized to meet a range of users' needs, from families who need an entry-level PC
for email and word processing to tech-savvy enthusiasts who want the hottest technology to enjoy gaming and digital media.
The company's current hard drive products include the award-winning DiamondMax(TM) and DiamondMax Plus line of products for mainstream and high-performance personal computers and consumer electronics applications, as well as the DiamondMax VL line for entry-level PCs
, as well as the recently introduced Maxtor 531DX drives targeted for internet appliances and entry-level PC
Ideal for entry-level PCs
, this member of the WD family offers the same quality, reliability and service that are inherent with all Western Digital-brand hard drives.
Peddie recommends that the PC industry create two classes of Entry-Level PCs
, Corporate Entry-Level PCs
for business; and Entry-Level Entertainment PCs (EEPCs) for gaming, DVD, video editing, and music.
1 disc drives have been selected by PC manufacturer Acer for its office computers and entry-level PCs
WD Protege hard drives are ideal for entry-level PCs
1 is designed for applications that require low cost, high reliability, low acoustics, and the popular 40-Gbyte capacity sweet spot: office computers and entry-level PCs
, mainstream PVRs, game consoles and audio jukeboxes, and other non-traditional markets like ATMs, security cameras, printers and Karaoke machines.
The company's entry-level PCs
are now equipped with LCD flat panel displays and CD burners, with prices starting at just $699 (1) after $100 mail-in rebate (2) for desktops and $999 (1) for notebooks.
Narayanan Venkataraman, PC category manager for printing and personal systems at HP Middle East, said that the Bing systems was limited to entry-level PCs
costing less than Dh1,000.