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Hewlett-Packard has announced the next iteration in its Compaq X gaming PC line, which uses the new 3.8-GHz Pentium 4 570.Hewlett-Packard has announced the next iteration in its Compaq X gaming PC line, which uses the new 3.8-GHz Pentium 4 570.
The launch of Intel's new chip
Meanwhile, HP chose to update its Compaq X gaming line with the new technology, including the so-far
Users who select the Athlon 64 processor, however, will only be able to select an AGP 8X graphics card, as PCI Express systems are not widely available. Customers who select the new Pentium 4 option, however, will be able to choose from PCI Express-based graphics cards including the Nvidia GeForceFX 5700. The Asus P5AD2-E Deluxe motherboard includes the i925XE/ICH6R chipset, with the option to add up to 2 Gbytes of memory. TV Out and DVI functions are also included.
In other PC news, Acer America added the Ferrari 3400 notebook to its product line. The notebook uses the AMD Mobile Athlon 64 processor 3000+, and retails for prices beginning at $2,299. Acer's newest notebook includes a 15" SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) TFT display, 512MB of DDR333 SDRAM, four USB 2,0 ports, an IEEE 1394 connection and Bluetooth support, in addition to the standard connectivity options. . A 80-GB ATA/100 removable hard drive, slot-loading DVD (DVD+/-RW, -RAM) optical drive and 4-in-1-card reader is also included.