PC makers begin holiday desktop onslaught

Ah yes, the holidays are almost upon us again. The rushing, gift buying and of course, the PC pricing. PC companies are already prepping for the holiday rush with their latest Notebooks and Desktops. After rebates, I believe that we will see a real reduction in hardware prices right before the holidays hit. Then again, this is just my opinion.

Gateway has introduced three new eMachines desktop models, which will begin appearing in stores this weekend, the company said. Hewlett-Packard has also updated several of its HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario desktops, which it sells at retail stores and directly to customers.

Notebooks have been hot sellers at retail stores, posting large year-over-year unit sales increases. But desktops, especially those that sell for less than $1,000, still account for more overall unit sales. Desktops that have favorable mixtures of features and prices will constitute a major part of PC makers’ efforts to woo customers and maintain or increase sales during the holiday season.

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