• HP bumps SSD to business class with new enterprise desktops

    Nilay Patel
    Nilay Patel

    We wouldn't normally get excited about two more random HP enterprise desktops, but you know how we love all things SSD, and if the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-Slim Desktop with SSD lights a fire in corporate IT departments, sales volumes may actually drive the price of SSD units down. So, uh, wow, check out this hot new HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-Slim Desktop! Man, can you imagine how worker productivity would increase due to its speedy 2.3GHz Core 2 Duo processor? And how many more charts and folders you could fit on a desk thanks to its 46 percent smaller footprint? And let's not even talk about the energy savings due to its compliance with the latest Energy Star guidelines -- just TOO exciting. Truly the progressive, "with-it" large enterprise can't afford NOT to purchase the $1,258 HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-Slim Desktop with SSD in large enough volumes to affect the commodity pricing of SSD storage. No sir! There is also a $579 HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC that has a regular hard drive, pictured after the break. It's pretty much the same, but instead of productivity apps, it, uh, only runs MySpace. Yeah, that's what we heard for real.