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by Susan Twombly, Sept. 2007

Form and function have truly combined to meet your demanding business needs. The redesigned HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PC series can give you the performance, security, stability and manageability you expect — along with enhanced energy-efficient features that can help reduce power consumption and lower electricity costs.

Choose a form factor that fits your business

With the HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PC, you can always be in good form. With three form factors to choose from, you can create the business PC solution that fits your business environment. Each has been redesigned and built to offer added flexibility and performance.

The versatile HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop PC is about the size of an 8 ½ x 11-inch ream of paper. A whopping 46 percent smaller than its predecessor, the Ultra-slim desktop is ideal for space-constrained workplaces or environments where a clean, uncluttered appearance counts.

It can sit on the desk or be mounted to almost any surface using the HP Quick Release. So you can reclaim your space without sacrificing performance.

Add an HP Integrated Work Center to maximize desk space even further. This compact configuration consists of an HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop PC attached to the back of an HP L1706i or L1906i display for an all-in-one look and feel.

The HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor PC combines small size and expandability into one PC that meets a wide range of requirements. If you want the form factor that offers the maximum in expandability and performance options, choose the HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC. Both contain more PCI express slots than previous products to support cards requiring faster throughput.

Calculate your energy savings

The HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PC is packed with energy-conscious features, starting with the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Duo(2) processors, which consume less energy and deliver more performance than previous versions.

Optional 80 PLUS® power supplies on HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PCs can reduce power usage and, thus, the impact on the environment.

For example, the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop PC features a standard 80 PLUS® power supply that is up to 15 percent more efficient than standard power supplies.(3) Annually, 1,000 PCs with 80 PLUS power supplies can save the equivalent in CO2 emissions generated by the burning of over 4,500 gallons of gasoline(4)

The Verdiem SURVEYOR™(5) remote power management agent comes preloaded on all dc7800 series PCs. When activated, SURVEYOR™ can help you measure, manage and reduce power consumption on PCs and monitors by up to 33 percent, or about 200 kWh per PC annually.

Improve Performance

The HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PC contains new enhanced features for greater productivity and performance than ever before. For the first time, this series includes built-in dual display ports on the Ultra-slim Desktop to support multiple monitors right out of the box.

Add an internal 1GB Flash Memory Module to enhance Windows® Vista™(1) responsiveness in opening and using applications. This new feature can provide great performance for the price and is enabled by Windows® ReadyBoost™ technology.

Boost management and security capabilities

If you want the most comprehensive manageability and security provided in HP business desktop PCs, look no further than the HP Compaq dc7800 Business PC series.

With support for Intel® vPro™ processor technology,(6) you can have one of the most powerful solutions for desktop PC security and manageability on the market today. In fact, HP has one of the broadest portfolios of products that incorporate Intel vPro technology, which can significantly help lower PC client ownership costs.

This PC series can also provide a higher level of built-in identity, data and network security features to help protect your physical and intellectual properties. These new HP ProtectTools security features come standard on all PCs within the dc7800 series:

Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools helps protect your valuable data with full-volume hard drive encryption that encodes every bit of information on internal or external hard drives. Without the drive encryption password, your data will remain encrypted and unreadable to unauthorized users.

Device Access Manager for HP ProtectTools helps prevent unauthorized personnel from using external storage media to remove data or introduce viruses. You can also create device and peripheral usage profiles based on the individual user, user type, individual device or device class. For example, you can permit access to USB devices, like a mouse or keyboard, while denying access to USB flash drives or MP3 music players.

Get more fit

If you need a business desktop PC with enhanced energy efficiency and security in a space-saving and versatile form factor, the HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PC series can be a great fit for your business. Start getting fit today.

(1)  Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware. See and for details. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help determine which features of Windows Vista will run on a computer. The tool is available for download at
(2)  Dual Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefit. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology.

64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. See for more information.
 (3) Savings calculations based on PCMark 05 benchmark internal testing results. Customer results will vary. Variables include customer determined percentage of sleep state, idle state, productivity state and peak usage state. Also, manufacturing variability will affect the savings a customer may see. HP advises customers to test a system with an 80 PLUS supply in their environment to determine potential savings.
(4)  Based on calculations using the U.S.-Climate Technology Cooperation (U.S.-CTC)
 (5) SURVEYOR licenses must be purchased separately and are available as an option from HP.
 (6) The HP Compaq dc7800 PC is enabled for Intel vPro Technology. Some functionality of this technology, such as Intel Active management technology and Intel Virtualization technology, requires additional 3rd party software in order to run. Availability of future "virtual appliances" applications for Intel vPro technology is dependant on 3rd party software providers. Compatibility of future "virtual appliances" with Microsoft Windows Vista operating system is yet to be determined.

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