HP Hops on Springdale Bandwagon

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2003-05-21 Print this article Print

HP on Wednesday launched the d530 line of business desktop PCs featuring Intel's new 865G chip set.

Hopping on the Springdale bandwagon, Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday launched the d530 line of business desktop PCs featuring the new 865G chip set from Intel Corp. The PCs come in three designs—a small box, convertible minitower or ultra-slim desktop—and can either come with Intels Celeron chip or the Pentium 4 processor with speeds up to 3GHz, Hyper-Threading capabilities for better application performance and the accompanying Springdale chip set, according to the Palo Alto, Calif., company. The chip set supports Hyper-Threading and comes with an 800MHz front-side bus for faster communication between the chip and its components. The desktops also include as an option HPs new ProtectTools Embedded Security chip, which enhances data security and controls access to their networks. It was developed in conjunction with Infineon Technologies Inc.
Pricing for the PCs start at $730.
In addition, HP is adding two new form factors to the d330 line of PCs, a microtower and slim tower. Among the enhancements are easier upgrades with a tool-free internal environment and shared image and motherboard with other desktops, designed to simplify migration and manageability. A $799 model includes a 2.66GHz Pentium 4 processor, a 40GB hard drive and six USB 2.0 ports.


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