Press Release: January 23, 2008

HP Introduces Energy-efficient Business Desktop PCs, Including Industry’s First with Solid-state Drive

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2008

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HP today announced two newenergy-efficient business desktop PCs, including the industry’sfirst to feature a solid-state hard drive (SSD), which offersimproved reliability.

Both the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC with SSD and the HPCompaq dc5800 Business PC provide the power and flexibility to meetthe needs of most any business. In addition, they include a varietyof environmental features that allow them to meet the moststringent environmental requirements of the Electronic Product EnvironmentalAssessment Tool (EPEAT™) Gold registry.

The two PCs add to HP’sindustry-topping number of Gold-listed products in the EPEATregistry. The registry helps businesses evaluate, compare andselect technology products based on their environmental attributes,such as meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latestENERGY STAR™ energy-efficiency requirements.

While using morepower-efficient PCs can help any business save on energy costs andreduce the environmental impact of their technology, the effectacross an enterprise environment can be immense.

For example, the recent IDCGo Green PC Power Play Study found that the U.S. federal governmentcould save more than $82.4 million in energy costs(1)–the equivalent to conserving more than 1.3 million barrels of oilin just one year(2)– if its more than 10 millionexisting ENERGY STAR 3.0 PCs were updated to the new 4.0standard.(3) The research study was underwritten by HPto help quantify the savings opportunities energy-efficient PCscould provide the federal government.

“HP’s ongoing efforts todesign for the environment have spanned decades,” said Alan Reed,vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HPleverages this expertise to continually develop smart ideas for itsPC product lines that not only help business customers be moreproductive, but also reduce operating costs and their effect on theenvironment.”

New desktops moreefficiently power business

The HP Compaq dc7800Ultra-slim Desktop PC’s solid-state hard drive provides manyperformance and durability improvements, including nearinstantaneous access to data and the elimination of moving parts,which are the main cause of electro-mechanical wear out. Additionalbenefits include a faster system start, better reliability,improved power efficiency, shock improvement and a smaller overallfootprint.

The dc7800 Ultra SlimDesktop is one of the industry’s smallest, enterprise-readydesktops – 46 percent smaller than previous models – and alsofeatures HP’s lowest power consuming, 85 percent efficient powersupply, without compromising performance.

It is loaded withenergy-efficient features, including the latest Intel® Core™ 2Duo(4)processors with optional Intel vPro™ technologyand preloaded Verdiem SURVEYOR™ network power management softwareagent.(5) SURVEYOR can help measure, manage and reducepower consumption on PCs and monitors, and, when paired with IntelvPro remote management technologies, can lower PC energy costs toas little as $10 per year per system.(6)

“As partners in a varietyof environmental efforts, HP and Intel are seeking ways to improveour environmental impact,” said Robert Crooke, vice president andgeneral manager, Intel Business Client Group.  “The dc7800 is agood example.  It takes advantage of the energy-efficientperformance of the Intel Core microarchitecture and themanageability features of Intel vPro technology, which can helpbring to an end the practice of leaving computers on all night forIT service and can help IT to verify power-conservation settings onPCs.”

The new HP Compaq dc5800Business Desktop PC, available in redesigned small form factor andmicrotower PC designs, delivers reliable technology, productivitytools and security features that are designed to provide aworry-free foundation for businesses.

Proven industry-standardtechnologies, such as Intel’s next-generation chipset andprocessors and the SURVEYOR power management software agent, helpdc5800 customers reduce processor heat and energy costs, as well asmanage power and sleep settings more efficiently to increase theuseful life of the PC.

The HP Compaq dc5800Business PC also is equipped with additional manageability andsecurity features to help better protect IT investments. Availablefeatures include access to a suite of client management tools froma single integrated console, minimum 12-month product lifecycle, asingle software image designed for use across the entire platform,regardless of model or configuration, and worldwide configurationsfor consistent deployment for global corporations.

The dc5800 security optionsinclude embedded TPM 1.2 to help provide enhanced data protectionand limit system access through hardware-based encryption. OptionalHP ProtectTools security software further enhances an ITinfrastructure’s first line of defense.

Pricing andavailability

The HP Compaq dc7800Ultra-slim Business Desktop with SSD is expected to be availablemid-February in North America at a starting U.S. list price of$1,258, while the HP Compaq dc5800 is expected to be availablebeginning Feb. 11 in configurations starting as low as$579.(7) Additional global availability will vary byregion.

More information about HP’sdesktop offerings is available at

HP and theenvironment

For decades HP has workedto manage its environmental impact by adopting environmentallyresponsible practices in product development, operations and supplychain. The company strives to be a global leader in reducing itscarbon footprint, limiting waste and recycling responsibly. HP’sefforts earned it recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s “TenGreen Giants” in April 2007. More information about the company’swork in relation to the environment is available at


HP focuses on simplifyingtechnology experiences for all of its customers – from individualconsumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spansprinting, personal computing, software, services and ITinfrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, withrevenue totaling $104.3 billion for the four fiscal quarters endedOct. 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is availableat

(1)Kilowatt hours estimated at .10 per hour per the Energy InformationAdministration,; data on3.0 ratios as a portion of total population: Sanchez, Marla C.,Carrie A. Webber, Richard Brown, and Gregory K. Homan. 2008 StatusReport – Saving, Estimates for the ENERGY STAR® Voluntary LabelingProgram. LBNL-56380. October. Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, Calif.

(2)Source: U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway,

(3)Source: Government Insights, an IDC Company.

(4)Dual/Quad Core is a new technology designed to improve performanceof multi-threaded software products and hardware-aware multitaskingoperating systems and may require appropriate operating systemsoftware for full benefit. Not all customers or softwareapplications will necessarily benefit from use of thistechnology.

(5)SURVEYOR licenses must be purchased separately and are available asan option from HP.

(6)Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific systemsand/or components and reflect approximate performance of Intelproducts as measured by those tests. Any difference in systemhardware, software, or configuration may affect actual performance.Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluatesystem or component performance they are considering purchasing.For information on performance tests and performance of Intelproducts, visit

(7)Estimated U.S. list prices. Actual prices may vary.

Intel, Intel Coreand vPro are trademarks or registered trademark of Intel Corp. orits subsidiaries in the United States and othercountries.

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