Hitachi announced in February 2000 the low-priced FLORA 30DV desktop with a CRT monitor as a business computer.
The FLORA 30DV was sold with a 15-inch CRT monitor for ｴ70,000, a game-changing low price at the time. It could run Windows 2000, the latest Microsoft operating system, and used a CPU chip from AMD, a company with a growing market presence as an Intel-compatible CPU manufacturer. The FLORA 30DV was sold directly over the Internet, after overseas manufacturers who had utilized Internet sales to expand into the Japanese market, as well as in stores. This marketing strategy contributed to its broad success among business computer users.
|450 MHz AMD-K6-2
|15-inch CRT, 1280 x 1024 pixels
|Windows 98 2nd Edition