HP Compaq dc5850 and dx2450 Business Class PCs launched

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 29 2008 @ 01:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP has rolled out two new AMD Business Class computers; the HP Compaq dc5850 and dx2450.
In addition to integrated ATI Radeon™ 3100 graphics with support for DirectX® 10 technology, the HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC offers standard support for RAID technology with data mirroring features to help minimize computing disruptions and protect critical business data.

These performance and productivity features are coupled with new AMD Cool’n’Quiet™ 2.0 technology, which enables independent frequency adjustments to each processor core for a quieter, more energy-efficient PC.

Along with high-end capabilities, the dc5850 supports next-generation AMD Business Class processors, including the AMD Phenom™ processor.(1) This option provides an excellent upgrade for power users who want multi-tasking and multi-threaded application performance.

“AMD is on the forefront of multi-core innovation, enabling high-end performance outputs with an energy-efficient approach,” said Greg White, corporate vice president, Desktop, AMD. “HP’s new line of desktop PCs demonstrates the company’s efforts to be one of the first to market with systems that incorporate the industry’s latest, most innovative technologies. By including AMD Business Class processors with HP’s power management tools, HP is able to extend the range of its high-performance products so customers can save energy and lower IT costs without compromising performance.”

In line with HP’s corporate-wide commitment to green computing, the dc5850 is ENERGY STAR® 4.0 qualified and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™) Gold registered.

Energy-conscious businesses can further reduce their power consumption by opting for features such as HP Power Manager and Verdiem SURVEYOR.(2) HP’s Power Manager takes enterprise-wide power management one step further by promoting energy-efficient habits for individual users, allowing them to choose the optimal mix of performance and conservation to proactively manage and reduce their PCs’ energy usage and environmental impact.

The dc5850 also features access to HP Client Manager, which offers a variety of manageability options that help streamline PC management. Client Manager also helps protect physical assets and critical business data with security features like the embedded TPM 1.2 security chip and HP Backup and Recovery Manager. The dc5850 also will be available with the optional HP ProtectTools Security Software Suite, which includes Credential Manager, Drive Encryption and Device Access Manager.

With at least 12 months of lifecycle stability, the dc5850 allows IT managers to purchase systems with the confidence that they will last longer and provide the computing power necessary to run feature-rich applications today and more complex offerings in the future.
The HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC is expected to be available worldwide on May 5 at a starting U.S. list price of $599. The HP Compaq dx2450 is available in North America today for a starting U.S. list price of $369

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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