PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 May, 2005, 12:00am

In the first quarter, Hewlett-Packard trumped perennial market leader Lenovo to take the No 1 position in personal computer sales in Asia. HP hopes to duplicate that feat for the rest of this year, especially if demand for the latest desktop products, such as its Pavilion Home PC w5088hk, gathers pace. Priced at $13,998, this stylish Pavilion comes packed with features that would extend its use as a digital entertainment system in the living room. It has a 3.20-gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 processor with 100-megabyte Layer 2 cache, 200-gigabyte hard disk drive, 1GB memory that is expandable to 4GB, nine-in-one digital media reader, five high-speed Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports, television tuner card with FM radio, 19-inch liquid crystal display monitor and a Lightscribe-enabled optical disc drive, which allows users to copy text and photo images directly on to the face of a CD-Rom disc.