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.
Firebird PC on HP.com