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HP 8300
New AIOs for home and office

HP has announced a new line of all-in-one desktop computers with models aimed at both business users and general consumers. The new AIO machines include the business-focused HP Compaq Elite 8300 all-in-one and HP Compaq Pro 6300, along with the consumer-focused HP Envy 23 and HP Pavilion 23.
The 8300 is billed as HP's most powerful and media rich AIO computer. It has a 23-inch full HD resolution display, an integrated two-megapixel web cam and a dual microphone array for video conferencing. The machine is powered by second and third generation Intel Core vPro processors and can be fitted with Intel HD Graphics or a choice of discrete video cards. The 8300 can also be had with SSD storage and disk cache solutions.
This all-in-one machine can also have optional multi-touch technology integrated for healthcare, retail, and other applications that accepts input from two fingers at the same time.
The 6300 is a mainstream business class all-in-one computer without a touch option. The machine uses third and second generation Intel Core processors and can be fitted with optional discrete graphics cards. The screen on the 6300 measures 21.5-inch and has full HD resolution. The machine has an optional two-megapixel web cam and uses LED backlighting. The machine also has features for hardware virus protection.
The HP Envy 23 is has an edge-to-edge glass panel and can be wall-mounted. It has integrated Beats Audio technology and has an HDMI input allowing it to be used as a screen for gaming consoles or DVD players. The machine also has an integrated Blu-ray drive and an integrated TV tuner. It has a 23-inch full HD display and uses a variety of multi-core processors and advanced graphics. The machine can also be fitted with up to 2 TB of storage. The Pavilion 23 has the same screen size and can be had with Intel or AMD processors.
Pricing for the 8300 starts at $879 with availability set for September 10. If touch capability is added to the 8300, the price starts at $929. The 6300 is set to be available on September 3 and will start at $799. The HP envy 23 will start at $949.99 and will launch on August 2 with the Pavilion 23 will launch the same day starting at $649.99.
HP has had a rough year so far, as it announced that it laying off 27,000 people back in May.

Source: HP

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HP AIO Computers
By spread on 7/9/2012 10:40:15 AM , Rating: 2
Now made from more garbage parts, terrible warranties, flimsy plastic cases, and good drivers what are those?!

Buy our crap TODAY.

RE: HP AIO Computers
By arthur449 on 7/9/2012 10:46:58 AM , Rating: 3
Hey, some people like cheap plastic crap. Look at Walmart.

HP is doing the responsible thing and taking their money.

RE: HP AIO Computers
By LordSojar on 7/9/2012 10:49:11 AM , Rating: 4
Additionally, HP's Envy line is quite nice. Don't hate, not everyone can be Apple... *rolls eyes* Besides, the market can only handle so many Apples, seeing as how not everyone has enough disposable income to throw down enough cash to stop a train (see Macbook Retina Pro for details!)

RE: HP AIO Computers
By retrospooty on 7/9/2012 11:19:15 AM , Rating: 4
I like the idea of cheap alternatives. Lets face it, most people boot up their PC, browse the web, email a few people, and maybe do some light office apps, like Word or Excel. It doesn't take a high end system for that. Any cheap computer will do the task. Why pay more for a schnazzy case that gets most users zero additional functionality?

High end options are nice too, but for most people, and most businesses this is more than plenty computer.

RE: HP AIO Computers
By Shadowmaster625 on 7/9/2012 2:05:02 PM , Rating: 2
These are not cheap. You can buy a notebook with the same specs, and duct tape it onto the back of a $100 23" monitor and you'd pay less than the cost of one of these ripoffs. Or better yet, dont duct tape the notebook and then you'd have a notebook too!

RE: HP AIO Computers
By retrospooty on 7/9/2012 4:37:52 PM , Rating: 2
"These are not cheap. You can buy a notebook with the same specs, and duct tape it onto the back of a $100 23" monitor"

LOL, true but have you actually ever seen anyone do that?

RE: HP AIO Computers
By danjw1 on 7/9/2012 12:07:06 PM , Rating: 2
You forgot about the spamware that comes installed!

Good idea?
By Apone on 7/9/2012 12:09:16 PM , Rating: 2
Even though I'm tech nerd by nature and know what AIO's are for, I feel compelled to ask, are AIO computers a practical solution for business/corporate applications? Considering their upgradeability/easy parts replacement factors are significantly reduced in exchange for an integrated all-in-one solution, would this cause more service headaches for a company's IT department and considerable business operations downtime?

RE: Good idea?
By arthur449 on 7/9/2012 12:55:08 PM , Rating: 2
For the IT department? It depends.

Most of these AIOs, like laptops, are a highly integrated single board with many non-serviceable parts. Some vendors are even beginning to solder memory onto the board. In addition to the PSU board, these systems have fewer potential parts to replace when any component on the board breaks.

Now, it's going to be far more expensive to replace those components when they fail, but the system has the potential for less overall downtime.

Of course, this can all hinge on how easy HP engineers make it to open these AIOs.

RE: Good idea?
By retrospooty on 7/9/2012 4:44:31 PM , Rating: 2
IT depts don't really deal with these alot anymore. Most buy with a standard 3 year warranty. If a part fails, they get it fixed for free. If it fails after 3 years, they replace it.

By Belard on 7/9/2012 7:54:32 PM , Rating: 2
While office PCs don't need that much, it may vary. I built an i5-3570 system for an exec. Its a bit of over-kill, but its super fast and it should last him a good 5 years. Besides, its only $75 more than if I went with an i3-CPU.

I just re-imaged an old AMD-64 computer (3500/ 2.2Ghz) with 2GB DDR1 RAM. Sure its XP SP2. After I updated a few programs (firewall/ AV / etc) - the PC is a fine office machine. Boot up time is about 63 seconds after POST with its SLOW 250GB PATA drive. About the same as my intel Quad core with Windows7 before I installed an SSD.

MS-Word 2003 opens in about 2-3 seconds.. like everything else.

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