The second half of the “AMD Business Class” comedy duo has just reared it’s head.
HP jsut announced two new desktops that support the exciting “next-generation AMD Business Class processors” that are much more stable than every other nasty unstable AMD processor out there. Way to shoot yourself in the foot AMD.
If you ignore the marketing babble the PCs themselves aren’t bad: good features at a very good price.
(full press release after the jump)
HP Introduces High-performance, Power-efficient Business Desktop PC and Affordable, Everyday Model
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28, 2008
Extending its portfolio of reliable, energy-efficient desktop PCs for business, HP today introduced two models packed with smart ideas like built-in power management tools, which help customers reduce their energy consumption for lower operating costs and environmental impact.
The HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC blends performance and value by featuring, for example, high-end integrated graphics technology and standard support for dual monitors in an affordable, mainstream PC.
Sporting a modern design with glossy finishes and metal surfaces, the full-featured HP Compaq dx2450 Business Desktop PC is reliable and powerful enough to enable quick and efficient completion of daily tasks.
“HP provides customers smart technology ideas and always-there expertise to help them choose the desktops that best meet their business and user needs,” said Alan Reed, vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “The depth and breadth of HP’s product offerings are a testament to our commitment to provide technologies that solve our global customers’ pain points, from IT management and security, to power consumption and environmentally responsible disposal.”
Performance and energy efficiency
In addition to integrated ATI Radeonâ„¢ 3100 graphics with support for DirectXÂ® 10 technology, the HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC offers standard support for RAID technology with data mirroring features to help minimize computing disruptions and protect critical business data.
These performance and productivity features are coupled with new AMD Cool’n'Quietâ„¢ 2.0 technology, which enables independent frequency adjustments to each processor core for a quieter, more energy-efficient PC.
Along with high-end capabilities, the dc5850 supports next-generation AMD Business Class processors, including the AMD Phenomâ„¢ processor.(1) This option provides an excellent upgrade for power users who want multi-tasking and multi-threaded application performance.
“AMD is on the forefront of multi-core innovation, enabling high-end performance outputs with an energy-efficient approach,” said Greg White, corporate vice president, Desktop, AMD. “HP’s new line of desktop PCs demonstrates the company’s efforts to be one of the first to market with systems that incorporate the industry’s latest, most innovative technologies. By including AMD Business Class processors with HP’s power management tools, HP is able to extend the range of its high-performance products so customers can save energy and lower IT costs without compromising performance.”
In line with HP’s corporate-wide commitment to green computing, the dc5850 is ENERGY STARÂ® 4.0 qualified and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEATâ„¢) Gold registered.
Energy-conscious businesses can further reduce their power consumption by opting for features such as HP Power Manager and Verdiem SURVEYOR.(2) HP’s Power Manager takes enterprise-wide power management one step further by promoting energy-efficient habits for individual users, allowing them to choose the optimal mix of performance and conservation to proactively manage and reduce their PCs’ energy usage and environmental impact.
The dc5850 also features access to HP Client Manager, which offers a variety of manageability options that help streamline PC management. Client Manager also helps protect physical assets and critical business data with security features like the embedded TPM 1.2 security chip and HP Backup and Recovery Manager. The dc5850 also will be available with the optional HP ProtectTools Security Software Suite, which includes Credential Manager, Drive Encryption and Device Access Manager.
With at least 12 months of lifecycle stability, the dc5850 allows IT managers to purchase systems with the confidence that they will last longer and provide the computing power necessary to run feature-rich applications today and more complex offerings in the future.
Business-class PC with modern design and functionality
Targeted at business users with everyday computing needs, the HP Compaq dx2450 Business Desktop PC dx2450 delivers reliable technology and functionality at an affordable price. It makes previously high-end features, such as NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards and memory expansion capabilities, compatible with everyday computing environments.
Customers also can take advantage of optional pre-installed business applications and other HP approved and tested options to maximize the performance of their PCs right out of the box.
Pricing and availability
The HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC is expected to be available worldwide on May 5 at a starting U.S. list price of $599.(3) The HP Compaq dx2450 is available in North America today for a starting U.S. list price of $369.(3)