HP reinforces PC commitment

HP reinforces PC commitment

Expands its business desktop portfolio to include the HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Business PC

Despite threatening to bail out of PCs altogether, HP has emphasised its obligation to the growth of its PC market and consumers through expanding its Elite business desktop portfolio to include an all-in-one business desktop – the HP Compaq 8200.

In a statement, HP said it would support customers by maintaining PC development and honouring warranties provided with HP’s PC products and services – irrespective of whether the PC business remains part of HP or becomes a separate establishment.

HP recently announced it wasn't “really into the whole building PCs thing anymore”.

The company said it intended to get out of the consumer PC business. Instead, it aims to profit from a business model similar to IBM's that concentrates on supporting large enterprises.

Despite recent reports, it has introduced the HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Business PC, the first new model since it weighed up whether to spin-off or potentially sell off its PC business.

HP cliams the all-in-one business desktop integrates Intel second-generation Core vPro, Intel Standard Manageability, HP BIOS features and Intel Q67 Express chipset technology to offer up to 40 per cent better performance, 15 per cent faster hard drive access and lesser downtime via remote IT management.

It also uses Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to improve integrated graphics multitasking.

The PC is targeted at enterprise, mid-market and public sector customers.

It boasts a 23-inch diagonal full HD LED monitor, an integrated webcam, microphone and speakers and SRS Premium Sound.

It also features advanced HP Elite-class security tools to help protect critical business data – including a standard embedded TPM 1.2 compliant security chip and increased personal encryption through HP’s full suite of HP ProtectTools.

The 8200 supports up to 8GB of system memory and includes two memory slots, a mini PCI Express (PCIe) slot and a drive bay.

It also comes with a standard three-year warranty and offers extended service contracts.

The HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Business PC will be available locally in September. Prices start at $1599.

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