Dallas, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–April 30, 2007–In an effort to provide Spanish-speaking consumers and small businesses with the latest technology, CompUSA today announced it is the first retailer to offer a new English-Spanish computer from HP. This unique PC, the HP Pavilion a1726x PC, enables consumers to select the English or Spanish language to run Microsoft Windows Vista(TM) Premium operating system when first setting up and booting their computer.
The new computer addresses a growing market need for Spanish-speaking consumers and small businesses that want the convenience of purchasing an affordable computer with a Spanish language operating system from a leading U.S. consumer electronics retailer. The complete HP Pavilion a1726x desktop with Windows Vista(TM) Home Premium is available for $599.99 at CompUSA’s 103 stores and online at Compusa.com.
“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.”
“The Hispanic community is one of the largest in the United States, and HP is committed to providing this growing community with ready access to technology to work, play and connect with others,” said Engelina Jaspers, vice president, Corporate Marketing, HP.
According to the U.S. Census, the United States is home to more than 41 million Hispanics and more than 12 million Hispanic households. With Hispanics representing the nation’s fastest growing consumer market, the release of this computer marks a key step for CompUSA and HP as they work to together to fulfill the needs of consumers and small businesses.
“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.
The new computer is available as part of a desktop system, complete with English and Spanish multimedia keyboards, along with set-up information in both languages. The mini tower features a 320 GB hard drive that can hold up to 134,000 photos, 1024 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.
CompUSA Inc., a Dallas-based company, is one of the nation’s leading retailers and business resellers of technology products and services. CompUSA operates 103 locations in 39 states across the nation and in Puerto Rico on a go forward basis. In addition, CompUSA’s Web site, http://www.compusa.com, offers an assortment of more than 80,000 items.