HP introduces energy-efficient business desktop PCs, solid-state drive

Jan 24th, 2008 | By Rohit Godbole | Category: Computers

Today announced two new energy-efficient business desktop PCs, including the industry’s first to feature a solid-state hard drive (SSD), which offers improved reliability.

Both the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC with SSD and the HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC provide the power and flexibility to meet the needs of most any business. In addition, they include a variety of environmental features that allow them to meet the most stringent environmental requirements of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™) (https://www.epeat.net) Gold registry.

The two PCs add to HP’s industry-topping number of Gold-listed products in the EPEAT registry. The registry helps businesses evaluate, compare and select technology products based on their environmental attributes, such as meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest ENERGY STAR™ energy-efficiency requirements.

While using more power-efficient PCs can help any business save on energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of their technology, the effect across an enterprise environment can be immense.

For example, the recent IDC Go Green PC Power Play Study (https://www.hp.com/go/fedpower) found that the U.S. federal government could save more than $82.4 million in energy costs(1) – the equivalent to conserving more than 1.3 million barrels of oil in just one year(2) – if its more than 10 million existing ENERGY STAR 3.0 PCs were updated to the new 4.0 standard.(3) The research study was underwritten by HP to help quantify the savings opportunities energy-efficient PCs could provide the federal government.

“HP’s ongoing efforts to design for the environment have spanned decades,” said Alan Reed, vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP leverages this expertise to continually develop smart ideas for its PC product lines that not only help business customers be more productive, but also reduce operating costs and their effect on the environment.”

New desktops more efficiently power business

The HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC’s solid-state hard drive provides many performance and durability improvements, including near instantaneous access to data and the elimination of moving parts, which are the main cause of electro-mechanical wear out. Additional benefits include a faster system start, better reliability, improved power efficiency, shock improvement and a smaller overall footprint.

The dc7800 Ultra Slim Desktop is one of the industry’s smallest, enterprise-ready desktops – 46 percent smaller than previous models – and also features HP’s lowest power consuming, 85 percent efficient power supply, without compromising performance.

It is loaded with energy-efficient features, including the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Duo(4) processors with optional Intel vPro™ technology and preloaded Verdiem SURVEYOR™ network power management software agent.(5) SURVEYOR can help measure, manage and reduce power consumption on PCs and monitors, and, when paired with Intel vPro remote management technologies, can lower PC energy costs to as little as $10 per year per system.(6)

“As partners in a variety of environmental efforts, HP and Intel are seeking ways to improve our environmental impact,” said Robert Crooke, vice president and general manager, Intel Business Client Group. “The dc7800 is a good example. It takes advantage of the energy-efficient performance of the Intel Core microarchitecture and the manageability features of Intel vPro technology, which can help bring to an end the practice of leaving computers on all night for IT service and can help IT to verify power-conservation settings on PCs.”

The new HP Compaq dc5800 Business Desktop PC, available in redesigned small form factor and microtower PC designs, delivers reliable technology, productivity tools and security features that are designed to provide a worry-free foundation for businesses.

Proven industry-standard technologies, such as Intel’s next-generation chipset and processors and the SURVEYOR power management software agent, help dc5800 customers reduce processor heat and energy costs, as well as manage power and sleep settings more efficiently to increase the useful life of the PC.

The HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC also is equipped with additional manageability and security features to help better protect IT investments. Available features include access to a suite of client management tools from a single integrated console, minimum 12-month product lifecycle, a single software image designed for use across the entire platform, regardless of model or configuration, and worldwide configurations for consistent deployment for global corporations.

The dc5800 security options include embedded TPM 1.2 to help provide enhanced data protection and limit system access through hardware-based encryption. Optional HP ProtectTools security software further enhances an IT infrastructure’s first line of defense.

Pricing and availability

The HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop with SSD is available now in North America at a starting U.S. list price of $1,258, while the HP Compaq dc5800 is expected to be available beginning Feb. 11 in configurations starting as low as $579.(7) Additional global availability will vary by region.

More information about HP’s desktop offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/desktops.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has worked to manage its environmental impact by adopting environmentally responsible practices in product development, operations and supply chain. The company strives to be a global leader in reducing its carbon footprint, limiting waste and recycling responsibly. HP’s efforts earned it recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Ten Green Giants” in April 2007. More information about the company’s work in relation to the environment is available at www.hp.com/environment.

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