HP Debuts Compaq 100B Desktop PC for SMBs

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-06-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The tower is equipped with front-facing USB ports, a 6-in-1 Media Card Reader and audio connections.

Featuring Advanced Micro Devices E-350 Dual-Core processors, integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics and AMD Vision Technology, the Compaq 100B from Hewlett-Packard is less than half the size of a traditional PC tower, the company said, and offers an array of productivity, security and servicing tools.

It can handle up to 4GB of DDR3 (double data rate 3) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), has an up to 1TB SATA hard drive and includes a SuperMulti DVD Drive for quick data transfer. It's also equipped with front-facing USB ports, a 6-in-1 Media Card Reader and audio connections.

The PC comes with HP's limited warranty, through optional HP Care Pack Services, and includes free 24/7 telephone support. Businesses can also take advantage of the Norton AntiVirus trial offer at no cost, delivering data, application and network security for their business assets. The Compaq 100B starts at $259 and is available now.

HP also expanded its consumer and business notebook portfolios with 11 models utilizing AMD's latest Vision technology. Powered by AMD's A-series APUs (accelerated processing units) that combine CPU cores and discrete-graphics onto a single die of silicon, HP's notebooks offer solutions for consumers, SMBs (small to medium-size businesses) and large corporations.

Business productivity is improved with AMD Vision Pro technology and AMD Radeon Dual Graphics on the ProBook s-series and UMA graphics on the ProBook b-series, enabling multitasking for video conferencing, Web browsing and graphics-intensive applications. Additionally, AMD Turbo Core Technology balances performance and battery life for more efficient computing, while AMD AllDay Power allows for extended notebook runtime.

"HP and AMD's relationship continues to evolve as we collaboratively make strides to benefit customers through outstanding technology innovation and improved performance," said Leslie Sobon, corporate vice president of worldwide marketing for AMD. "AMD Fusion APUs offer the perfect mix of power, performance and brilliant graphics to enable the next generation of digital experiences, while Vision technology from AMD simplifies the PC purchasing experience."

Pricing for the Pavilion dv6 starts at $599.99 and the Pavilion dv7 starts at $699.99 and are expected to be available in July. The Pavilion g4 starts at $449.99, the Pavilion g6 starts at $498 and the Pavilion g7 starts at $499 and are also expected to be available in July. The ProBook b-series starts at $679 and is expected to be available on June 27, along with the ProBook s-series, which starts at $519.

 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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