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Compaq Streamlines Product Line
Compaq is simplifying its sometimes dizzying range of product offerings in its business desktop lines. This bodes well for their customers.

by product line  to profitability in part by slashing its product line from dozens of models and configurations to just a few. The keystone in the move to simplify could be the forthcoming 815 chip set from Intel. The chip set is based on the same architecture as the Intel 810, 810E and 820 but is more flexible, supporting a wider range of configurations. PC makers can base a variety of low- to-high-priced systems on it. Standardizing on a single chip set would please corporations, whose information technology staff

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