HP is attempting to position the 8000Z below its low-end Itanium-based machines and above its most robust Pentium-based PCs. The 8000Z will be available for purchase Wednesday for around $1200 plus or minus $100 depending on the rebates available. The Athlon 64 is manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices.
Wow! That’s a pretty good deal considering that the AMD64 chip alone costs over $400 on the street. AMD64 motherboards don’t cost a ton more than their XP counterparts. The rest of the required components are pretty much the same as a regular desktop machine.
It’s those chips. They’ve got to come down in price before myself and the many other homebuilders are going to start buying in any significant quantity.
A desktop with a $1200 price point is definitely the first step. Thanks, HP.