HP ships new PCs

HP ships new PCs

The small form-factor desktop Evo D510 e-pc from Hewlett-Packard announced at TechXNY in June is now available, along with a new addition to the company's D310 line, new thin clients and flat-panel monitors.

The Compaq Evo D510 e-pc is a combination of small desktop designs from both HP and the former Compaq, which HP purchased in May. It is designed to be mounted on a wall or under a desk, measuring 9.7cm by 25cm by 31cm, and it weighs 4.5 kilograms.

The desktop is designed for easy maintenance by IT departments, HP said. The chassis can be opened without tools, and it shares a common image with other D510 series models, so it is easier to remotely administer for companies that already use D510 products, it said.

A base configuration with a 1.8GHz Celeron processor from Intel, a 20GB hard drive, 128MB of DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), and a CD-ROM drive is priced at $US699. Several configurations are available, including Intel processors up to the 2.6GHz Pentium 4 chip.

The new Evo D310v comes with either a 1.7GHz Intel Celeron processor or a 1.8GHz Pentium 4 processor, and Intel's 845G chipset with integrated graphics in a microtower form factor, starting at $US469.

HP has also made two new thin-client devices available. The Evo T30 and T20 come with a 300MHz Geode GX1 processor, up to 32MB of flash memory, and up to 64MB of RAM, with a starting price of $US399. Thin clients lack internal hard drives or other storage media. They run applications directly off a server, which reduces maintenance costs in highly standardised environments, HP said.

The company also announced four new flat-panel monitors. The TFT1520 is a 15-inch display starting at $US479. The TFT1520m is practically the same monitor, but adds the PC CommStation, a centralised grouping of USB (universal serial bus) ports, stereo speakers, and headphone jacks in the base of the monitor. It sells for $US499.

The other monitors, the 17-inch TFT1720 monitor and the 17-inch TFT1720m with PC CommStation, will sell for $US719 and $US749, respectively. The models without the PC CommStation are available immediately, while the CommStation-equipped models won't be available until early October, HP said.

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