As you have probably heard, HP evaluated alternatives for its Personal Systems Group; which includes the exploration of separating their PC business into a separate company through a spin-off or other transaction.
However, they recently unveiled a new all-in-one Elite business desktop which integrates the power of Intel’s second-generation Core vPro technology; delivering up to 40 percent better performance, 15 percent faster hard drive access, and reduced downtime via remote IT management.
Intel mentions that this technology offers security features that range from remotely updating workstations to disabling and deleting sensitive data on hard drives over the Internet, if the machines are suspected to be stolen. This is also a bonus for system administrators, given that they don’t have to walk around the building or go for software-based RDP/VNC solutions that provide less performance…
The HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Business Desktop is highly configurable and tops out with a 23-inch Full HD WLED LCD monitor, an Intel Core i7-2600S (2.80 GHz )processor, 8 GB RAM, a 160 GB SSD, integrated Intel HD Graphic 3000, and an integrated 1.3-megapixel web cam. It offers six USB 2.0 ports, separate microphone/headphone/speaker jacks, a 6-in-1 card reader and also a mini PCIe x1 slot, an Ethernet port and optional Wi-Fi connectivity with vPro.
Notable here is that HP still vows continued support for their PC products, as the Compaq 8200 All-in-One comes with a three-year warranty for parts and labor and on-site and phone support services.