We've already seen a number of laptops from HP sporting Intel's 22nm micro architecture, most commonly known as Ivy Bridge, but now the company is giving its desktop lineup a similar refresh with six quad-core models that'll be available directly from the manufacturer on April 29th. Of the group, three will feature all-in-one form factors, which include the Omni 220qd -- a rig with Beats Audio and a cantilever design that'll start at $999 -- along with the Omni 27qd, which features a 27-inch display and a $1,199 price tag. The third model will bring a refresh to the TouchSmart 520xt, which features a touch-enabled 23-inch display that'll retail for $999.
The remaining updates are stand-alone desktops, which consist of the HPE h8t, available for $699, and the HPE h8xt -- a more powerful unit that'll start at $799. Those looking to delve a bit further into the high-end will find the HPE Phoenix h9t, which will metaphorically rise from the ashes at $1,149. Curiously, the Phoenix is the only unit that'll simultaneously hit retailers on April 29th -- the five other models won't get their taste of brick and mortar until June 24th.
PALO ALTO, April 24, 2012 – HP today expanded its consumer desktop portfolio, adding five models powered by Intel's 3rd generation Intel® Quad-Core™ processors that deliver intelligent performance and enhanced built-in security.
Intel's new 3rd generation Core processors offer up to twice the HD media and 3-D graphics performance as well as significant processor performance as previous generation. Consumers will appreciate the added protection against viruses, malware and rootkits provided by Intel® Secure Key and Intel® OS Guard.
HP Omni 220qd: A sleek all-in-one PC that offers a streamlined cantilever design and optional features such as Beats Audio™ for a PC that sounds as good as it looks.
HP Omni 27qd: The company's first 27-inch all-in-one PC and the first non-touch HP PC to feature HP's exclusive Magic Canvas software for a truly engaging experience.
HP TouchSmart 520xt: Designed for consumers who demand a premium multimedia and touch experience.
HP Pavilion HPE h8t and h8xt: Provides the ultimate computing experience in a sleek and simple design. Select models can support up to three displays.
HP Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix: The company's most powerful Pavilion platform to date, it is engineered to run power-hungry applications such as video editing and games with ease.
For an in-depth look at the HP consumer desktops powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, check out TheNextBench.
HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix
HP Omni 220
HP Omni 27
HP TouchSmart 520