Hewlett-Packard offers English-Spanish PCs

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is offering the first affordable PCs with English and Spanish versions of Microsoft Windows Vista Basic and Home Premium to Spanish-speaking consumers and small businesses.

"With this expansion of our PC portfolio, we are delivering products our Hispanic customers have told us matter most to them," said Mark Sanchez, vice president and general manager, Consumer Computing -- North America, HP. "This community is the fastest growing segment in the United States, and HP is committed to providing them with ready access to technology to work, play and connect with others."

Two products are available in their HP Pavilion line:

HP Pavilion a6005y Desktop enables consumers to customize their PC with the Spanish versions of Windows Vista(TM) Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium. The PC also features a Spanish keyboard and optional Spanish versions of popular software including Norton Internet Security, Microsoft(R) Office and Roxio Creator. Consumers also will receive Spanish-language documentation including Easy Set-Up instructions and software manuals. The HP Pavilion a6005y starts at $329 directly through HP and at HP configure-to-order kiosk retail partners: CompUSA, Costco, Office Depot and Office Max.

HP Pavilion a1726x Desktop with Windows Vista Home Premium enables customers to choose English or Spanish at the initial set-up phase and includes multimedia keyboards for both Spanish and English-language users. This PC features a 320 gigabyte (GB) hard drive that can hold up to 134,000 photos, 1,024 megabyte (MB) memory, Intel(R) Pentium(R) D processor and SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe technology enabling users to burn custom, silkscreen-quality text and images onto LightScribe-enabled CDs and DVDs. The HP Pavilion a1726x starts at $599 and is available now at CompUSA stores throughout the United States.

"We are committed to providing our Spanish-speaking customers with the latest technology and are pleased HP selected CompUSA as the initial retailer to market the new HP Pavilion computer," said Gabriela Villalobos, executive vice president, sales and operations for CompUSA. "This new computer will be beneficial for the millions of Spanish-speaking consumers and small businesses in need of a PC that offers a Spanish version of the Windows Vista operating system."

"As the Hispanic market continues to grow, we are looking at ways to expand our product portfolio for our Spanish-speaking customers to ensure that they can easily find the products they need at competitive prices," added Villalobos.

Documentation is available in both English and Spanish for these new offerings, and HP customers have ready access to Spanish speaking customer support representatives. More information about HP's offerings for Hispanic customers is available at http://www.hp.com/go/hpahora or by telephone at (800) 799-6947.

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