Hewlett-Packard, following a path recently trod by IBM, has decided to maintain a single 'e-PC' product name, eliminating the e-Vectra and e-Brio names.
Compaq's iPAQ and IBM's NetVista products. Currently, the standard Vectra product line is aimed at the corporate PC market, and standard Brio is aimed at small business. The SMB e-PC line will cover both those markets. HP will provide only four different hardware configurations for the new line, a reduction from the eight for the combined e-Vectra and e-Brio lines, which have four each. HP expects to have shipped 500,000 units by April, 2001. Market Impact We believe this is a good move on HP's part. At