Integrating a bit of cloud storage with a given product is nothing new, but HP
is taking it a step further by offering some interesting deals from cloud service provider Box
with some of its business desktops.
Box offers some fine cloud services, including online storage, the ability to share large files, and online collaboration capabilities. Those who buy PCs in the HP Compaq 6200 Pro, 6005 Pro, or 8200 Elite series (through the HP Smart Buy program) get access to some Box services for free.
With the HP Compaq 6200 Pro and 6005 Pro PCs, users get a free 10GB Box account for a year and then deals on upgrade options after that. The sweeter deal is for buyers of the HP Compaq 8200 Elite PCs; those folks get a year of unlimited storage and syncing for free.
No, those aren’t earth-shattering deals, but saving some money up front on a service you can potentially add to your company’s roster is nice. Box offers services that are easy to use and require little in-house administration, so it’s ideal for SMBs looking to test out some cloud options.
Additionally, this is a good promotional tool for Box, which as we’ve noted recently is a company that is developing some interesting services