By Susan Twombly, June 2007
Now you can have an exceptionally stable, reliable, long-lifecycle PC that’s energy-efficient and easy on your budget. The new HP rp5700 Desktop PC offers a five-year lifecycle that can mean fewer transitions, less disruptions and reduced demands on staff time – which can all lead to decreased IT costs.
HP’s most environmentally-friendly desktop PC, it’s the first HP product to qualify for the 'Gold' performance tier of the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry –
the highest level achievable in the program.
EPEAT is an easy-to-use procurement tool that helps government, institutional and other purchasers evaluate, compare and select computer desktops, laptops and monitors based on their environmental attributes. In 2007, President Bush mandated that EPEAT-registered electronic products comprise 95 percent of all federal agency purchases.
The HP rp5700 Desktop PC also meets or exceeds several other voluntary environmental standards, including the new ENERGY STAR® 4.0 requirements. So, if you need a stable, reliable solution that can lengthen the lifecycle of your PC and your planet, go for the gold: the HP rp5700 Desktop PC.
If you work in the healthcare, education or government sectors, you most likely deal with lengthy product certification processes that make product transitions hard. Other business environments, like kiosks and manufacturing, use PCs to support repetitive, predictable tasks that simply don’t require the latest and greatest technology to get the job done. In these cases, the exceptional stability of the HP rp5700 Desktop PC can be ideal.
A five-year lifecycle. With a five-year lifecycle and the tools to help you manage a consistent hardware configuration and software image, this business PC offers a practical approach to PC computing today and over the long term.
A static fit, form and function means HP will make no planned changes for five years on many components. This includes the processor, chipset and chassis, as well as support for industry-standard technology, such as SATA and DDR2 memory for the entire lifecycle.
Energy savings on the desktop
"Even though clients use much less energy than servers on an individual basis, there are more than 10 times as many clients as there are servers out there. You can be certain that the total energy consumption of the clients is actually greater than the total energy consumption of servers. It's just more difficult to measure."
- Roger Kay, a principal analyst at Endpoint Technology Associates
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Simplified change management. For components not covered under the five-year cycle – like hard drives, optical drives and pre-installed Microsoft operating systems – HP works closely with suppliers to help ensure the longest lifecycle possible.
To streamline and simplify change management for these components, HP offers the Change Control and Proactive Notification service, advising you 30-60 days in advance of hardware and software changes to HP desktop products. This service helps eliminate guess work and provides valuable information for proactive planning.
Built to last. The rp5700 Desktop PC is built to withstand the test of time, as well as rigorous environments, like a distribution center or manufacturing floor. With a hardened design – including a steel chassis, gold-plated connectors, poly-fused I/O ports, high-endurance capacitors, thermal monitoring and protection and an ability to operate in a 40C ambient environment – you can rely on the HP rp5700 Desktop PC to be there over the long haul.
Power efficient. To reduce wasted power, the HP rp5700 Desktop PC includes an 80 percent efficient power supply standard, which is significantly more efficient over traditional power supplies. This, along with other power-saving features, enables the rp5700 Desktop PC to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® 4.0 program – and well before the July 20 effective date.
HP lab tests found that configuring the rp5700 Desktop PC with an HP Flat Panel monitor, along with 80 percent power supply (shipped standard with every unit) and other ENERGY STAR 4.0 hardware features, can reduce total power consumption by up to 80.6 percent.(1)
Adding to its energy-saving features, is the low-power Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and a low-power chipset, which help reduce overall system heat.(2) A custom-developed HP BIOS helps manage power and sleep settings more efficiently.
The HP rp5700 Desktop PC also meets all of the required and many of the optional EPEAT requirements for energy conservation, which helps reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.
Environmentally sound design. Including its long lifecycle and energy-efficiency features, the HP rp5700 Desktop PC meets all twenty three of the minimum EPEAT criteria for environmental impact.
For example, the chassis uses less painted metal and bromine-free exterior case parts. This reduces environmentally sensitive materials, which makes the PC easier to recycle. As a Gold-tier product, the PC also meets 19 optional criteria for environmental soundness.
The product packaging for the HP rp5700 Desktop PC contains at least 25 percent post-consumer recycled cardboard.
Further, the HP rp5700 Desktop PC exceeds the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive by eliminating or limiting restricted materials.
Easier to recycle or reuse. At least 90 percent of the materials used in the HP rp5700 Desktop PC are reusable or recyclable, in line with EPEAT Gold criteria. In addition, 90 percent of the product packaging is readily recyclable, with plastics clearly labeled by material type.
HP also offers a variety of convenient product reuse and recycling services globally. Trade in any brand of eligible used hardware to receive credit towards new HP equipment. Or, you can donate it. (See "HP product return and recycling" in sidebar.)
Now, you don’t have to spend time and money transitioning hardware platforms or rebuilding software images every 18-24 months. With the eco-friendly, long-lifecycle HP rp5700 Desktop PC, you can help save the Earth’s precious resources and some of your own, too.
(1) Savings calculations based on PCMark 05 benchmark testing results. Internal testing; customer results will vary. Variables include customer determined percentage of sleep state, idle state, productivity state and peak usage state and cost per Kilowatt per hour. Manufacturing variability will affect the savings a customer may see. HP advises customers to test a system with an 80 percent efficient power supply in their environment to determine potential savings.
(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 www.intel.com/info/em64t for more information.
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