HP unveils a new Intel vPro Desktop; they vow to continue their PC Support

August 23, 2011 by . 5 comments

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.

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  • Jay Bazuzi says:

    Why are you posting advertisements on this blog?

  • Tom Wijsman says:

    Jay Bazuzi: Any software/hardware related post can be automatically seen as an advertisement. Check out this post which goes even as far as to list the actual prices. Note that this is meant as a counter to the recent HP news and to show Intel’s new technology, and thus can’t do anything than to actually link to the product of which the news originated; I really don’t see how this is a pure advertisement. I could similarly ask you: Why are you advertizing Pico tubes of dielectric grease on your blog?

  • Interesting, personally… forget HP for a minute, I think the anti theft technology in new generation computers is smart but scary… There are a few variations, the main one being Lojack that works basically through a BIOS Root Kit which can reinstall itself on Windows even when you reinstall the OS.

    I can’t remember where I read about it originally, but there are a few results that come up when Googling… http://www.freakyacres.com/remove_computrace_lojack

  • techie007(!required) says:

    My first SU blog reply. YAY!

    I didn’t take this as an ad. I found it to be very timely, as right now the hype/buzz is crazy about “OMGZ! HP dropping their PC line! All HP resellers r doomed! #Losing”.

    It was nice to get a direct source that points out that they were simply given permission to spend cash to look into how to deal with a drooping PC market.

    Someone did ask the board for this, and it’s pretty obvious the idea is to spin it off (to be sold later).

    But having said that, nobody (I know of) got caught with their pants down when Lenovo took over IBM’s PC line.

    No surprises, no one was trying to hide anything or shaft and run with the bucks. Lenovo wanted (and bought) IBM’s reseller channel as well.

    From our experience, our relationship for notebooks and the occasional PC order has been as good or better ever since.

  • techie007(!required) says:

    BTW – We got a demo notebook from Intel with it several months ago. Intel Anti-Theft Technology in “non-subscription mode” is awesome, it uses an accelerometer so that if the laptop gets lifted it sounds a shreaking alarm! They told us it’s “coffee-shop” mode. 🙂

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