An AMD Athlon X2 3250e Dual-Core Processor clocked at 1.5GHz isn't going to be churning through the next Pixar masterpiece anytime soon, but it might just make for a passable (and certainly cheap) all-in-one PC in HP's new MS200. HP has paired the chip with 2GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD, DVD burner and ATI integrated graphics (which wasn't running Aero when we spotted this thing) and a fairly low resolution 18.5-inch LCD. The upside is of course the $599 pricetag, but you'll have to wait until October 22 to buy and behold the glorious visions of Windows 7. PR is after the break.
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HP Launches HP Pavilion MS200 Consumer Desktop PC
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2009 – HP today launched the HP Pavilion MS200 consumer desktop PC.
While resembling a sleek monitor, this PC has the same performance and expandability of a two piece desktop and monitor solution in a single, compact form factor.
"The Pavilion MS200 gives consumers the brilliance of a large high-definition(1) monitor plus the space saving benefits of a notebook PC," said John Cook, vice president of marketing, Global PC Business, Personal Systems Group, HP. "It's truly fun and easy to use with an elegant design that fits well anywhere in the home."
The Pavilion MS200 PC features a slim profile and simple one-cord setup that makes it easy to place in a den, family room or bedroom. It includes an 18.5- inch diagonal 16:9 high-definition LCD display that tilts and swivels, plus an integrated Webcam(2) and built-in microphone. An AMD Athlon dual-core processor(3) delivers increased efficiency and speed and an optional NVIDIA10M 512MB discrete graphics card offers an optimal video experience. Premium stereo speakers provide clear, crisp sound and built-in Wireless LAN (802.11b/g) with a built-in WLAN antenna helps users get online easily(2).
Like all HP computers, the Pavilion MS200 PC features HP MediaSmart software which gives instant access to digital entertainment. Consumers can:
• Watch, edit or burn DVD movies(2)(4)
• Easily edit photos, create slide shows, and organize photo albums
• Create personal radio stations and discover new music on Pandora Internet radio(2)
• Save, email, or upload recorded videos instantly to YouTube(2)
• Discover and purchase music from Rhapsody Music(2)(4)
• Video chat with friends and family using the built-in Webcam and microphone(2)
The MS200 is an ENERGY STAR® qualified PC. It uses less metal and plastic than traditional desktop PCs and monitors.
Pricing and Availability(5)
The Pavilion MS200 starts at $599 and will be available Oct. 18 with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
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(2) Wireless access point and Internet service sold separately. (3) Thissystemrequiresaseparatelypurchased64-bitoperatingsystemand64-bitsoftware
products to take advantage of the 64-bit processing capabilities of AMD technology. Dual/quad/triple-core processing available with AMD technology is designed to improve performance of this system. Given the wide range of software applications available, performance of a system including a 64-bit operating system and a dual-core processor will vary.
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