12 Glimpses Of What HP Is Showing Off At CES 201112:01 AM EST Tue. Jan. 04, 2011
Once confined to the home and consumer market, all-in-one PCs are making their way into the small business space as well. And no wonder, since machines like HP's new 100B All-In-One Business PC can meet companies' computing needs while taking up minimal space.
The 100B comes with a 20-inch display and runs on the AMD Dual Core Processor E350 with Radeon HD 6310 graphics. It also includes DirectX 11 support and is upgradable to 8 GB of DDR3 memory and 750 GB of storage space. The 100B is slated to hit the market in February and is priced starting at $499.
Space savings and a slim form factor are among the key attributes of the HP Compaq 4000 Pro, which runs on Intel's B43 Express chipset and is available with Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium and Celeron. Integrated graphics is part of the package, and four USB ports on the front and back make the HP Compaq 4000 Pro a good fit for business environments.
HP is playing up the environmentally friendly aspects of the HP Compaq 4000 Pro, which offers BFR-PVC free design and is Energy Star qualified and EPEAT registered. The system also comes with HP Power Assistant pre-installed. The HP Compaq 4000 Pro will be available in February and is priced starting at $499.
HP's new midmarket/enterprise PC runs Intel's second generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and Intel's Q65 chipset. HP has paid a great deal of attention to power savings in the 6200 Pro and offers 90 percent efficient power supply as an option, along with BFR-PVC free design, Energy Star qualification and EPEAT Gold registration.
The HP Compaq 6200 Pro can be upgraded to 16 GB of RAM, 1 terabyte of hard disk storage and 160 GB of solid state drive storage. In addition to four front facing USB ports, the 6200 Pro's rear panel includes 6 USB ports, one VGA, one DisplayPort, one RJ-45 Ethernet, one line in, one line out, and one serial.
The HP Compaq 6200 Pro will be available on March 28 and is priced starting at $619.
The HP Compaq 8200 Elite is built to fit the performance, security and management requirements of enterprises. In addition to new BIOS designs, it offers a performance boost as well as hard drive access that's 15 percent faster than previous models. The 8200 Elite also includes a graphics option that promises up to 70 percent better performance.
The 8200 Elite runs on Intel's second generation Core i3, i5, i7 processors, some of which include Intel vPro Technology. Intel's processors also offer hardware-based remote management, which is a big plus for enterprises with distributed work forces. HP's ProtectTools Security Suite is also part of the package. The HP Compaq 8200 Elite 8200 has been designed in a green fashion, offering 50 percent greater energy efficiency than previous models. It's also available in a number of form factors, including Ultra-Slim Desktop with flexible mounting options, Small Form Factor, Microtower, or Convertible Minitower. The HP Compaq 8200 Elite 8200 will be available on March 7 and is priced starting at $679.
Equipped with HP's CoolSense technology, the high performance Envy 17 promises to make you the, um, envy of all your friends. With a 17.3 inch-HD Brightview display, second generation Intel Core processors and switchable graphics technology from AMD that flips between integrated graphics and Radeon 6850M graphics, the Envy 17 packs a significant amount of power within its sleekly designed case.
Audiophiles don't usually get the sound they crave from notebook PCs, but the Envy 17 comes with HP's Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer to give that extra boost to any party. Who cares if the neighbors call the cops?
HP isn't offering a more precise time frame than "soon" for the release of the Envy 17, nor is it divulging pricing information.
One factor that prevented the netbook revolution from really taking hold was their limited performance. People loved netwbooks' small size but ended up frustrated when they realized they couldn't use Photoshop or watch decent-looking video.
HP is trying to strike a balance between portability and performance with its new Pavilion dm1, which features an 11.6 inch HD Brightview display, full-size keyboard and Dolby Advanced Audio. With battery life of more than 10 hours and up to 750 GB of storage, the HP Pavilion dm1 is built to allow a full range of computing use cases.
The HP Pavilion dm1 is powered by an AMD Fusion APU and can deliver 1080p full HD video, and it can even be set up to play HP movies via an external Blu-Ray player. HP will begin selling the Pavilion dm1 on Jan. 9, and it's priced starting at $450.
Music lovers have traditionally ruled out notebook PCs due to their less powerful sound cards, but that likely won't be the case with HP's new Pavilion dv6 and dv7 models, both of which run second generation Intel Core processors and AMD Mobility Radeon graphics. The Pavilion dv6 is designed for media intensive applications, while the Pavilion dv7 adds the options of Beats Audio and HP's Triple Bass Subwoofer.
Both models come in a range of colors for PC enthusiasts who like their machine to reflect their inner personality, and they'll be available beginning Jan. 9 for $900 and $1,000 respectively.
The meteoric growth of virtualization and VDI is causing more companies to gravitate to thin clients, and HP is rolling out several new models to meet the needs of all market segments. The HP t5550 is aimed at companies that require legacy ports, Citrix ICA, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), terminal emulation, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Office viewers, and basic Web browsing.
The HP t5500 comes with Windows CE 6.0 pre-installed, allowing users to access file viewers for Microsoft Office 2003 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint through the Start menu. It's also flexible when it comes to displays, with native dual-digital monitor support as well as the ability to run analog displays through a DVI-I to VGA adapter.
Security is also part of the HP t5500 package, with Symantec Endpoint Protection Firewall, Enhanced Write Filter and a secure USB compartment. The HP t5500 Series thin clients will be available on Jan. 10 and are priced starting at $249, which includes a limited three-year hardware warranty.
HP is rolling out four new displays that feature widescreen WLED (White LED) backlit panels. WLEDs are far more environmentally friendly than older monitors because they don’t contain mercury, and their components allow for a much slimmer form factor than CCFL monitors. Therefore, we're going to hear a lot more about WLEDs in the coming months, particular as they relate to HP's growing focus on green technology.
The 20-inch HP Compaq LA2006x Display also features a slider stand with a height adjustability range of 130mm; 35 degrees of tilt adjustability; 90 degrees of pivot rotation and VGA, DVI-D, and DisplayPort inputs. It's available now and is priced starting at $209.
The 21.5-inch HP Compaq LA2206x display offers full HP resolution, a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contract ratio and speedy 5ms response times. It also features mercury free WLED backlit panels and is available now starting at $245.
The HP Compaq LA2306x Display comes with a 23-inch screen along with the aforementioned HD and WLED features. As with the other models, the LA2306x features EPEAT Gold registration, Energy Star qualification, a TCO Displays certification and Arsenic-free display glass. It's available now and priced starting at $279.
The HP Compaq LE1901wl features a 19-inch WLED panel, a 16:10 aspect ratio and a VGA input. Adjustability has also been built in to fit the needs of a wide range of users. It's available now and is priced starting at $157.