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by Susan Twombly, Dec. 2007

Jump start the new year with HP business desktop PCs, then hit the ground running with these add-on options/accessories that can increase productivity. With a wide range of business desktops and options — from displays, keyboards and mice to some features and functions you won’t find elsewhere — you can create the computing solution that’s ideal for your business. So, start exercising your options for the new year today!

With a wide range of business desktops and options — from displays, keyboards and mice to some features and functions you won't find elsewhere — you can create the computing solution that's ideal for your business. So, start exercising your options today!

Help reduce data theft with HP-only technology

PC theft can seriously compromise your critical company information. That's why it's important to have the security tools you can count on to protect your valuable data.

With our exclusive Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools software, you can encrypt everything on your entire hard drive volume to make it unreadable and inaccessible to unauthorized users. Easy password access lets authorized users in.

Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools is the industry's only full volume encryption software to come as a standard feature on a PC and is now available on dc7800 series HP business desktop PCs. To enhance and simplify security, it integrates HP ProtectTools solutions with the SafeBoot® Device Encryption™, a leading data encryption solution.

Thanks to an agreement with SafeBoot®, you can take advantage of the pre-installed client version of Drive Encryption — unavailable alone from any other PC provider — without incurring the cost of a full enterprise version. If you want to purchase the enterprise software, SafeBoot offers discounts to HP customers that have dc7700 series platforms. Whichever you choose, you can have a robust, more affordable data security solution.

Device Access Manager for HP ProtectTools is another HP-only security offering. Released for business users in September, this software offers further protection for valuable data and information.

It is especially suited for an office cube environment, where nearly anyone can walk up to a PC, insert removable media, and copy any information from the PC or the connected network.

With Device Access Manager, only authorized users are allowed to copy and store data on devices ranging from USB drive keys, personal music players, CD or DVD writers or other devices. You selectively control the use of these writable storage devices based on a range of profiles, including individual users and user types, as well as individual devices or device class.

Storage and memory options to maximize performance and productivity

Upgrading your memory can be a cost-effective way to boost system performance without having to upgrade your processor. Choose from 512MB, 1GB or 2GB HP PC2-5300 (DDR2 667 or DDR2 800 MHz) Memory DIMMs for faster start-up times with fewer delays during routine operations — enabling you to run more programs simultaneously.

With HP SuperMulti(2) LightScribe(3) DVD drives, you can now write to most DVD formats, including DVD-RAM. You can also burn your own disc labels from right inside your DVD drive. With the ability to store up to 8.5GB of data and record up to four hours of DVD-quality video, this technology offers you unprecedented storage capacity: nearly twice that of previous-generation drives. Faster transfer rates, combined with conformance to worldwide DVD standards, can make HP SuperMulti LightScribe DVD Drives a highly efficient and cost-effective storage solution for your business.

HP now has SMART IV technology built into 3.5" 7200rpm hard drives on its dc7800 business desktop PC series. With SMART, which stands for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, hard drives monitor their own health. If imminent failures are predicted, SMART sends alerts to IT support staff or users for preventive action. SMART IV technology will further enhance end-to-end error detection for more reliable desktop computing.

High-performance graphics cards to show your best work

Need maximum screen real estate to display your 3D graphics? HP is one of the only companies to offer the NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400 GS Single Head 256MB Graphics Card. This lower-cost dual-link card supports a 30-inch diagonal DVI dual-link LCD monitor. Its low-profile format fits into a small form factor PC chassis for space-constrained workspaces. You can upgrade to this card now when you buy a dc7800 small form factor or convertible micro tower HP business desktop PC (PCIe x 16 graphics slot required).

New industry-standard graphics capabilities featured on select HP business desktop PCs enable you to boost graphics performance. With DirectX® 10 support, you can render powerful, more true-to-life 3D images.(4) Hi-def (HD) Decode support enables you to run multiple applications while watching an HD movie.(5) And, with HD Copy Protection support, you can play Blu-Ray and HD DVD movie content.(6)

HP Total Care Advisor to keep productive

HP Total Care Advisor serves as your PC 'cockpit.' It's a desktop tool that puts support, system health and services information in one place for you — greatly simplifying how you get relevant information about your PC, such as warranty status. Pre-installed on all HP business PCs, it helps you set up automatic PC care, health and security checks, prioritizes system alerts and recommends problem-solving actions. It also makes shopping for PC accessories, software and services easier.

Proven to work better together

These add-on options are tested and qualified to work better together with HP business desktop PCs. So, you can count on them for the compatibility and reliability you need to focus on business, not worry about technology.

Help reduce environmental impact

HP designs business desktop PCs with the environment in mind. We do this by providing desk-based products, solutions and services that use materials innovations and energy-efficient designs, along with convenient reuse and recycling services globally, to reduce environmental impact.

» Read the feature: HP business desktop PCs — designed with the environment in mind.
» Product and packaging design
» Energy-efficient computing
» A long-lifecycle, energy-efficient business PC: HP rp5700 desktop PC
» Product reuse and recycling
» Get more information on HP and the environment

(1) Except where noted, all prices are estimated U.S. HP prices. Actual prices from other locations or websites may vary.
(2) Note that DVD-RAM cannot read or write to 2.6GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided – Version 1.0 media.
(3) LightScribe creates a monochrome image. LightScribe media required and sold separately.
(4) DirectX 10 available with Windows Vista only.
(5) GeForce card required.
(6) To run Blu-Ray or DVD movies properly, the graphics card and monitor must also support the HD Copy Protection feature. Available for all cards manufactured after August, 2007.

© Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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