HP has begun offering a new wave of low-price desktops to consumers and businesses. The Pavilion desktop PC can be had for a very reasonable price under $250 after a rebate and the HP Compaq business desktop dx2000 model is available for something like only 100 dollars more. Since generally low-priced desktops for consumers and small businesses start at between $349 and $399, this does look like a good bargain.

"HP is always looking for opportunities to create additional value for our consumer and business customers. We have a long history of offering PC bundles and other incentives that create added value for customers, and this is just one more example of that," said Mark Sanchez, vice president of HP's North America consumer sales and marketing, in a statement provided to Ziff Davis Internet.