HP Refreshes TouchSmart 300/600 PCs, Updates Other Desktop Lines - HotHardware
HP Refreshes TouchSmart 300/600 PCs, Updates Other Desktop Lines

HP Refreshes TouchSmart 300/600 PCs, Updates Other Desktop Lines

Talk about unveiling a boatload of products at once. HP has issued a rather lengthy list of updates in their desktop/all-in-one ranges today, with the highlights being revamped TouchSmart PCs (complete with Intel Arrandale Core i5 and Core i3) and a new Pavilion Elite desktop with a quad-core AMD chip.



Speaking of which, we'll get started with that very machine. The HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210f is a typical mid-sized PC tower, equipped with a 3.00GHz Phenom II 945 Quad-Core CPU, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 1TB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, ATI Radeon 5450 GPU with 512MB of DDR3 graphics memory, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), a front-panel 15-in-1 card reader and a 1-year warranty. There's also Gigabit Ethernet, three PCIe x1 slots, 1 PCIe x16 slot seven USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, audio in/out, DVI/HDMI outputs and a bundled HP USB keyboard and optical mouse. Nothing too extraordinary, but a solid overall entertainment machine for those who don't need the abosolute best in CPU/GPU technology.



Updates to the TouchSmart PC line are next, with the TouchSmart 600 boasting a 23" touch-panel, new Core i3/i5 options, Beats Audio and a host of new touch-friendly applications. The new TouchSmart 300 will start at $799; the TouchSmart 600 will start at $1099. There's also a new HP All-in-One desktop (model number: 200-5020 PC) starting at $699, which features a 21.5" 1080p LED panel, integrated webcam, Windows 7, built-in microphone, integrated Wi-Fi and stereo speakers, an optional wireless keyboard/mouse SuperMulti DVD writer and the MediaSmart software suite.



For the business user, the AMD-based HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra Slim desktop is an "enterprise-grade" machine that measures just 10" high and 2.6" wide, equipped with ATI Radeon 4200 graphics, dual-monitor support, DDR3 memory and ten USB ports. It starts at $599 and will ship April 26.



HP Offers Powerful Performance and Energy Efficiency in
Desktop PCs for Consumers and Businesses

Beats Audio and touch applications now available on HP
TouchSmart PCs


PALO ALTO, Calif., April 21, 2010 – HP, the world’s number one desktop
manufacturer (1), today introduced two energy-efficient, space-saving desktop PCs
along with updates to its TouchSmart PC, including new Intel™ Core® processor
options, an enhanced experience with Beats™ Audio and new touch applications
from Corel® and Roxio.

— The HP All-in-One200 features an ideal balance of form and function, offering
consumers the performance of a traditional tower and monitor solution in one
sleek, integrated design.
— The HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra Slim desktop PC delivers business users energy
efficiency, productivity and security in a small, sleek design.

“Today’s announcement expands HP’s portfolio with compelling desktop offerings
for consumers and businesses who want great performance and design,” said
Anneliese Olson, director, Worldwide Product Marketing, Desktop PCs, HP. “These
new offerings consume less energy and are proof of our commitment to reducing
waste in the design, manufacturing, packaging and transportation of our products.”
Desktop PCs never looked so good
The HP All-in-One200 consumer desktop PC offers the performance of a traditional
desktop solution in a slim, stylish profile. The All-in-One200 is simple to set up and fits
seamlessly in a kitchen, family room or bedroom. Its features include:

— A 21.5-inch diagonal, 1080-pixel, LED backlit, high-definition display(2) that tilts
up to 30 degrees and swivels from side to side
— An integrated webcam and built-in microphone(3)
— Built-in wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n), enabling users to surf the web quickly
and easily(4)
— Integrated premium stereo speakers 2/5
— Optional wireless keyboard and mouse
— SuperMulti DVD player with LightScribe technology
— The HP MediaSmart software suite, which offers a fun and easy way to enjoy
digital content – including watching TV or movies with Hulu and Netflix,
sharing photos via Snapfish by HP,(3) and burning music and videos to DVDs

The HP All-in-One200 is ENERGY STAR® qualified and meets the standards for Silver
registration in the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®). It
features a mercury-free, white light-emitting diodes (WLED) display that uses less
energy than previous-generation displays. The display’s solid-state components also
are more resistant to damage caused by external shock. Additionally, in response
to growing environmental concerns regarding the use of brominated flame
retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the All-in-One200 is the first consumer
desktop available with some BFR/PVC free components.

Enterprise-class performance with energy savings
The HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra Slim desktop (USDT) is an enterprise-grade
performance PC designed with the environment in mind. Measuring just 10 inches
high and 2.6 inches wide, the approximate size of a ream of paper, the 6005 Pro
USDT can be easily connected to the back of a display by using the optional HP
Integrated Work Center, promoting a clutter-free workspace.
The sixth generation of HP business desktop PCs to feature AMD® processors, this
slim and sleek PC features VISION Pro(8) technology from AMD, delivering highperformance
computing. Additionally it features tailored security software –
including HP ProtectTools – and impressive energy-efficiency for enterprise business
users on a budget. The HP Compaq 6005 Pro USDT is designed for corporate
enterprise, midmarket, government, healthcare and education customers that want a
dependable, high-performance PC with energy-efficient features, enhanced graphic
capabilities, flexibility and expandability, including:

— Integrated ATI RadeonTM 4200 graphics and DirectX 10.1 for a stunning visual
experience
— Dual-monitor capability for easier multitasking
— DDR3 memory technology for higher bandwidth
— DASH 1.1 for expedited remote management tasks
— Mini PCIe x1 slot so users can add a wireless card and stay connected
— Ten USB ports to help businesses expand their capabilities
HP’s second business PC and the first AMD PC in the industry to be BFR/PVC free,
the HP Compaq 6005 Pro USDT offers an 87-percent-efficient power supply, meets
ENERGY STAR® qualifications and EPEAT® registration, and includes a range of
preinstalled software tools such as HP Power Assistant(10) to help business users stay
on track with energy savings and contribute to their company’s short- and long-term
environmental goals. The new integrated side port memory enhances energy
savings by putting the CPU into deep sleep at idle.

HP TouchSmart – the next generation of amazing
The HP TouchSmart 600 – a 23-inch-diagonal widescreen, touch-enabled PC – now
features new Intel™ Core® i3 and i5 processor options, delivering the ultimate in
smart performance.

Engineered to reproduce the sound quality found in music studios, Beats Audio is
now available on the HP TouchSmart 600. This unique, high-performance
technology, developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre™, provides the optimal sound
experience – the way the artist intended it.

The HP TouchSmart 300 and 600 PC series also now feature new built-for-touch
applications, including Paint It! by Corel and Roxio CinemaNow. Paint It! Studio
lets users get in touch with their inner artist, edit photos and create original designs.
Paint It! digital art tools allow experimentation with color theory, composition and
brush strokes, without the mess associated with traditional art.
Roxio CinemaNow lets users browse new releases with a touch of a finger, then
watch them directly on the HP TouchSmart PC. Roxio CinemaNow has more than
12,000 movies to rent or buy.

Pricing and availability
— The HP All-in-One200 desktop PC starts at $699 and is available today on
www.hp.com.
— The HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra Slim desktop starts at $599 and is expected to
be available April 26.
— The HP TouchSmart 600 with Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, Beats Audio, and
Paint It! by Corel and Roxio CinemaNow starts at $1099 and is available with
Intel Core i3 today and Intel Core i5 on April 28 on www.hp.com.
— The HP TouchSmart 300 with Paint It! by Corel and Roxio CinemaNow starts at
$799 and is available today on www.hp.com.

More information about the products, including product specifications and images,
is available at www.hp.com/personalagain.

HP Total Care
HP products are backed by HP Total Care – the company’s award-winning service,
solutions and support – both in and out of warranty. HP’s online support options
include consumer support forums, online classes offered at no charge, a dedicated
support video channel and the HP Customer Care site, named one of the “Ten Best
Web Support Sites of 2009” by the Association of Support Professionals. HP
support professionals also are available by phone 24/7.
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These are very nice touch screens. When I used to work at BestBuy: Geek Squad, we sold these units. The touch screen were very responsive and, at the time, very tempting over an apple solution. However, there are many things to consider, atleast in my eyes, when buying one of these units, cost of ownership. If your screen goes out, well, you have to ship the entire unit to HP and not just the tower, since there is not tower.

Then you have the dreaded equipment updates.......well, thats it, you realy can't upgrade much on these machines. The ram and hard drive, I do believe were the only two things you could update on the models, however, these new models maybe different.

However, I honestly wouldn't mind playing mine sweeper on the unit at all or ink ball.

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The HP Pavilion Elite, is a really nice looking system.

For me this is the best way to start. When these came to Sam's Club I picked one up. Yes it used a lame Foxconn MoBo And a cheap PSU. But for the price, at least you get started with a case, Monitor, Hard Drive DVD,OS and memory. You can always upgrade from there. Just make sure you pick one with the components you need to get started.

It is good to see that they now have BluRay players and the Quad processors.

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All in all, they're good solutions for non-technical types who want a simple computer for in home use. Gamers wouldn't be interested in them though.

This is a good machine for the wife, or for the parents to use. Smile

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LOL realneil, that is true and maybe for your little kids (Hope they don't break it...).

I like the new look and they are an overall good system for normal uses.

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