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by Susan Twombly, March 2008

You see reminders every day in every office. In fact, it's as blaring as a PC screen in a pitch-dark room: You need to do something about lowering PC energy costs. Add to that the need to heighten performance and reliability, and you've got a pretty hefty set of demands on your shoulders.

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Well, HP just made it easier for you with its newest business desktop PCs. Designed with the environment in mind, they combine the energy-efficiency you want and the performance users need — along with some industry-first reliability features that make HP business PCs the desktops you can depend on.

HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop PC
Solid state reliability in a slim design

The HP dc7800 was the first business desktop to feature a solid-state hard drive, delivering many performance and durability advantages over traditional hard disks. For users, that can translate into faster boot-ups, shut downs and application loading — all culminating in speedier response times as they work.

Solid-state hard drives have no moving parts. This not only helps reduce energy consumption and cooling costs, it eliminates the risk of disk-related mechanical failures that bring productivity to a halt and IT staff to the deskside for repairs.

Other energy-efficient features include the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (1) processors and Verdiem SURVEYOR remote power management software, (2) which provides centralized control over the power settings within each networked PC. For your convenience, SURVEYOR is preloaded. Licenses must be purchased separately and are available as an option from HP.

HP Compaq dc5800 Business Desktop PC
Proven technology in a small form factor

Many customers asked for it: mainstream performance and essential security within a small form factor. It's more compact, but still offers an optimized thermal design that can help cool system components and extend PC life. It's also available in a microtower design, so you have two options to maximize space and comfort.

The dc5800 PC leverages the latest Intel technology for productivity and power efficiency. This includes support for new Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors, (1) as well as the Intel Q33 Express chipset, featuring integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 graphics with 3D enhancements.

Along with preloaded SURVEYOR software, (2) these features can help reduce processor heat and energy costs. Extend energy efficiency even further with the optional 80 PLUS power supply.

This PC's PCI-Ex16 graphics slot, which is new to the platform, makes it easy to add optional graphics cards to support a 30-inch diagonal large screen display or dual monitors for multi-task users.

Find out more about how these newest HP business PCs can help you achieve the business results you want and the power efficiency you need.

HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC
High performance and power efficiency

The dc5850 offers a mainstream price and energy-efficiency without compromising the high-end features you need for productivity.

Empower users to get more done with this PC's new, high-performance AMD Phenom Triple and Quad core processors(3) and integrated DirectX 10 graphics technology. Standard features, such as RAID support for data protection and dual-monitor support, can help users get more out of the work day.

To help save more energy and reduce power costs, combine HP's optional 80 PLUS power supply with AMD's low-power chipset and Cool 'n' Quiet 2.0 technology. Then, take that savings potential further with pre-loaded PC power management tools, including the remote management capabilities of SURVEYOR(4) and a new tool for individual users, the HP Power Manager.(5)

With HP Power Manager, users can proactively adjust their own PC power management settings to help conserve energy. This tool also converts that information into estimated figures for cost-savings potential, comparing them to real-life examples, such as CO2 emissions for a typical mid-size car.

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(1) Dual/Quad Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of multi-threaded 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.
(2) SURVEYOR licenses must be purchased separately and are available as a third party option from HP.
(3) This system requires a separately purchased 64-bit operating system and 64-bit software products to take advantage of the 64-bit processing capabilities of AMD technology. Dual/quad/triple-core processing available with AMD technology is designed to improve performance of this system. Given the wide range of software applications available, performance of a system including a 64-bit operating system and a dual-core processor will vary.
(4) Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific systems and/or components and reflect approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware, software, or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate system or component performance they are considering purchasing. For information on performance tests and performance of Intel products, visit
(5) HP Power Manager is currently available on the dc5850 Business Desktop PCs with plans to be available on all HP dc7800 & dc5800 Business Desktop PCs in May.

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HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop PC

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Combines a solid-state hard drive, a smaller footprint and energy-efficient features with a long lifecycle and image stability for up to 15 months. Shown here with an optional integrated work center.

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HP Compaq dc5800 Business Desktop PC

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Enhanced graphics options and energy efficiency boost the appeal of this compact PC with mainstream features and proven technology.

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HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC

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HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC family (microtower and small form factor in stand)

Designed to work as hard as you do, this PC is packed with high-end performance benefits and energy-saving features.

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