HP unveils four new business and consumer all-in-ones with Ivy Bridge insides

HP unveils four new business and consumer allinones with Ivy Bridge insides

HP announced a raft of new Ivy Bridge desktops back in April, but it had a few more all-in-ones up its sleeve. Today the company is unveiling a mix of business- and consumer-targeted machines: the Compaq Elite 8300, Compaq Pro 6300, Envy 23 and Pavilion 23.

Let's tackle the business models first. Starting at $879, the 23-inch Compaq Elite 8300 is available with second- or third-gen Intel processors and integrated or discrete graphics options. A $929 configuration comes with a multitouch-enabled display. The Compaq Pro 6300, going for $799 and up, doesn't offer touch functionality, but it includes corporate-friendly security software via HP ProtectTools and, like the Elite 8300, can be configured with either Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge CPUs. The 6300 features a 21-inch LED-backlit display and an optional 2-megapixel webcam. The Compaq Elite 8300 will go on sale September 10th, while the 6300 will hit stores on September 3rd.

On the home PC side of things, there's the $950 HP Envy 23, which sports a 23-inch 1080p screen and a free-standing design with edge-to-edge glass. Beats Audio is on board, and the model is available with Ivy Bridge or AMD trinity processors, up to 2TB of storage, an HDMI-in port, a Blu-ray drive and a TV tuner. Like the Envy 23, the $650 HP Pavilion 23 has a 23-inch 1080p panel and is configurable with up to a 2TB hard drive and either Intel (up to Core i5 Ivy Bridge) or AMD CPUs. Both models will go on sale August 5th. You know the drill: head past the break for the full press release and our hands-on photos.



Dana Wollman contributed to this report.

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HP Expands All-in-One PC Portfolio, Offering Businesses and Consumers Performance, Reliability and Security

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 9, 2012 - HP today expanded its all-in-one desktop PC portfolio with business and consumer designs that deliver multimedia-rich performance, trusted reliability and enhanced security in a small footprint.

The new all-in-ones are designed as cost-, space- and energy-efficient alternatives to a
traditional desktop and monitor combination for consumers and businesses, including
government, healthcare, education and retail customers. The new lineup also includes
touch-enabled solutions for businesses, building on 30 years of touch-technology
innovation for convenient and intuitive computing.

"Customers have been asking for all-in-one PC designs that do not compromise on
performance, reliability or security," said Emilio Ghilardi, vice president, PC Division,
Americas, HP. "With these sleek, elegant designs and powerful options, HP continues to
innovate to meet the needs of a growing marketplace."

Products announced today are:

- HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One, HP's highest-quality all-in-one business PC,
featuring security and management features with optional touch capability

- HP Compaq Pro 6300 All-in-One, offering the optimal combination of productivity,
performance and serviceability needed to satisfy most everyday business and public
sector computing requirements

- HP ENVY 23 All-in-One, an ideal PC for consumers who demand a sleek design and
enhanced performance

- HP Pavilion 23 All-in-One, offering essential features and processing power for
everyday computing tasks

"All-in-one PCs are expected to grow in popularity, accounting for 27 percent ofvworldwide desktop PC sales by 2016," said Danielle Levitas, group vice president, IDC. "In a recent commercial PC buyer study in the United States, IDC found that the purchase intent
for all-in-ones was up across the range of small to large businesses. This trend puts
vendors with a broad offering of all-in-one products and options-like HP-in a very good
position to meet that growing commercial demand."

Smart designs for accelerated business efficiency
The HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One Business PC, HP's most powerful and multimediarich all-in-one PC, provides demanding enterprise users with proven performance and the option for intuitive touch experiences. An attractive, space-efficient solution ideal for customer-facing work areas, kiosks and more, the PC features a 23-inch diagonal, full high-definition (HD) display with an optional built-in 2-megapixel (MP) webcam and dual microphone array. SRS Premium Sound PRO™ also comes standard for high-frequency definition in a variety of listening environments.

Powered by third- and second-generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors that provide
outstanding performance, the HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One offers IntelHD Graphics
or a choice of discrete graphics to enhance imagery and multimedia capabilities. Intel
Smart Response Technology disk cache solution also delivers a level of performance
normally associated with solid state drives, while retaining the data-storage capacity of
today's large hard disk drives.

With its added touch functionality, the HP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch All-in-One employs
multitouch, optical technology for interactive healthcare, retail and other applications. The
multitouch technology recognizes simultaneous input from two fingers to enable the use
of gestures, and the onboard suite of HP touch-enabled software provides interaction
with files, media and productivity applications.

The HP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch All-in-One provides a solution for healthcare patients to
conveniently enter personal data and for students to stay engaged. Both of the spacesaving HP Compaq Elite 8300 models also feature VESA-compatible mounting which
allows retail business to save valuable floor space while manufacturing facilities can
deploy systems in easily accessible areas without cluttering work space.

The HP Compaq Pro 6300 All-in-One Business PC is a mainstream business-class all-inone designed for reliable and consistent computing. The non-touch PC sports third- and second-generation Intel Core processors with optional discrete graphics for solid performance and simple manageability for growing business environments, including government organizations. It offers a 21.5-inch diagonal, full HD, LED backlit display, internal stereo speakers and optional 2MP webcam.

The new business all-in-ones include multilayered client security features that safeguard
data, devices and user identities. Simple, centralized deployment through HP
ProtectTools delivers defense features, such as hard-drive encryption, HP Face
Recognition, HP Disk Sanitizer and HP File Sanitizer. HP BIOS Protection offers
hardware-level defense against virus attacks and other security threats.

Each of the announced desktops is preinstalled with Microsoft® Windows®. Microsoft also
recognized HP as the 2012 Communications Market Acceleration Partner of the Year, in
celebration of the company's advanced sales and deployment of Microsoft Lync, which
provides instant access to applications for collaboration. The business desktops also offer a choice of available tools with HP Client Management and include the new HP Premier Image, which features a full suite of business software and antivirus protection, while eliminating trial-ware and other distractions. Globally consistent SKUs further simplify enterprise deployment and management, while a multitiered testing process of more than 115,000 hours helps ensure a lasting investment.

Stylish, affordable all-in-one PCs for every consumer
The HP ENVY 23 and HP Pavilion 23 All-in-One PCs combine elegant design with robust
performance. Both offer full 1080p HD 23-inch diagonal displays, multicore processors,
advanced graphics and up to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage to accommodate the demands of
any user. The HP ENVY 23 All-in-One PC offers an elegant, free-standing display with edge-to-edge glass that can be wall-mounted.

Engineered for an enriched entertainment experience, the HP ENVY 23 comes standard with Beats Audio™ and offers optional HDMI-in port, Bluray disc drive and TV tuner. The HP Pavilion 23 All-in-One PC features a slim and elegant easel design and provides a choice of Intel or AMD processors that deliver exceptional performance at an affordable price.

Both PCs offer wireless capabilities and exclusive features such as the HP TrueVision HD
Webcam, HP Magic Canvas and HP LinkUp for the latest in connected entertainment and
convenience. HP Magic Canvas software enables users to expand the desktop horizontally to accommodate photos, videos and applications. Microsoft Windows desktop shortcuts, task bar and start menu can all be accessed through the HP Magic Canvas, so users can use entertainment and work applications in the same place.

Pricing and availability

- The HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One Business PC starts at $879 and is expected to be
available on Sept. 10. The HP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch All-in-One starts at $929 and is
expected to be available on Sept. 10.

- The HP Compaq Pro 6300 All-in-One Business PC starts at $799 and is expected to be
available on Sept. 3.

- The HP ENVY 23 All-in-One starts at $949.99 and is expected to be available at HP
Home & Home Office on Aug. 2 and select retailers nationwide on Aug. 5.

- The HP Pavilion 23 All-in-One starts at $649.99 and is expected to be available at HP
Home & Home Office on Aug. 2 and select retailers nationwide on Aug. 5.