HP Firebird PC sees $500 price drop

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The biggest, and almost only, criticism levelled at HP’s Firebird desktops has been that they seem a little pricey for their performance.  Starting out at $1799, the desktops use specialized MXM graphics cards from NVIDIA set in SLI and a quad-core CPU from Intel.  To keep things quiet, everything is watercooled, and the whole design is very stylish.

Whether due to a lack of sales or the coming introduction of a new model, HP has dropped the price by $500.  The official retail price has been cut by $150, bringing it down to $1649, and HP is then offering a $300 “instant rebate” (which serves to cause trouble to shoppers attempting to use coupons on the site).  It’s interesting to know whether this is going to be a permanent price drop or if there’s going to be a new model coming.  Either way, it’s never been a better time to pick one up if you’re in the market.

Further reading:
Firebird PC on HP.com

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