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HP announces four Ivy Bridge all-in-one PCs

Paper launch gives Apple's impending Imac refresh a chance
Mon Jul 09 2012, 13:02
HP Compaq Elite 8300 all-in-one PC

MAKER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP has announced four all-in-one PCs featuring Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

HP Compaq Elite 8300 all-in-one PCWhile Apple all but defined the all-in-one PC market with its Imac, in recent years the big PC vendors have taken the market seriously, producing units that actually look the part, have decent internals and can compete on price. Now HP has gone all out by launching four all-in-one PCs for consumers and businesses, all featuring Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

HP has branded the two highest specification units as the 21.5in Compaq Pro 6300 and the 23in Compaq Elite 8300, while the firm pitches the Envy 23 and Pavilion 23 at consumers, both sporting 23in HD 1080p screens.

HP offers optional multi-touch touchscreen support on its Compaq Elite 8300, along with the ability to specify discrete graphics, though the firm wouldn't provide discrete graphics information. While HP touts the use of Intel Ivy Bridge processors in its latest all-in-ones, the firm offers customers the chance to specify AMD processors - though it didn't specify the models - on the Envy 23.

Although HP announced the specifications of its all-in-one machines, this is a paper launch with the Envy 23 and Pavilion 23 only seeing store shelves on 5 August, while the Compaq Pro 6300 and Compaq Elite 8300 are being kept under wraps until 3 September and 10 September, respectively. By then Apple likely will have upgraded its Imac to use the same Intel processors. µ


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