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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

HP introduces energy-saving PCs

Hewlett Packard (HP) West Africa, has announced the availability of its two new energy-efficient business desktop Personal Computers (PCs) in the nation’s market, including the industry’s first to feature Solid-State Hard Drive (SSD), which offers improved reliability.

Marketing Manager, HP West Africa, Ms Ijeoma Onyiuke, informed in a press statement made available to Champion Infotel that both the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC with SSD and the HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC provide the power and flexibility to meet the needs of most any business.

Additionally, she said that they include a variety of environmental features that allow them to meet the most stringent requirements of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEA) Gold registry.

She enlightened that the two PCs add to HP’s industry-topping number of Gold-listed products in the EPEAT registry helps businesses to evaluate and select technology products based on their environmental attributes, such as meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest ENERGY STAR energy-efficiency requirements.

According to her, while using more power-efficient PCs could help any business save on energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of their technology, the effect across an enterprise environment could be immense.

She cited an instance with the recent International Data Corporation (IDC) Go Green PC Power Play Study, which revealed that the U.S. federal government could save more than $82.4 million in energy costs, the equivalent to conserving more than 1.3 million barrels of oil in just one year.

“If its more than 10 million existing ENERGY STAR 3.0 PCs were updated to the new 4.0 standard,” she said.

The research study was underwritten by HP to help quantify the savings opportunities energy-efficient PCs could provide the federal government.

“HP’s ongoing efforts to design for the environment have spanned decades,” said the vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP, Alan Reed, adding that HP leverages this expertise to continually develop smart ideas for its PC product lines that not only help business customers be more productive, but also reduce operating costs and effect on the environment.

The HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC’s solid-state hard drive provides many performance and durability improvements, including near instantaneous access to data and the elimination of moving parts, which are the main cause of electro-mechanical wear out. Additional benefits include a faster system start, better reliability, improved power efficiency, shock improvement and a smaller overall footprint.

Also, the dc7800 Ultra Slim Desktop is one of the industry’s smallest, enterprise-ready desktops – 46 percent smaller than previous models – and also features HP’s lowest power consuming, 85 per cent efficient power supply, without compromising performance.

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