HP Refreshes Almost Entire Desktop Lineup

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Every so often manufacturers update their offerings without making a big buzz about it.  Often it’s because the updates are simple spec bumps, keeping the lineup competitive both with offerings from other manufacturers and other products within a brand. Some of these updates are brand new, some are recent, but all are pretty great from an end-user standpoint.

Updated HP Pavilions:

  • HP Pavilion p6500z
  • HP Pavilion p6510z
  • HP Pavilion p6550z
  • HP Pavilion p6570t

The Pavilion lineup now offers up to an Intel Core i5-750 quad-core CPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, up to a 1.5TB hard drive, and select discrete ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards.  Other options include 802.11n wireless and Blu-ray burnable drives.

Updated HP Slimlines:

  • HP Slimline s5500z
  • HP Slimline s5510t
  • HP Slimline s5550z
  • HP Slimline s5570t

The new slimlines offer the same maximum processing power as the Pavilion lineup, just in a decidedly more compact design.  A max of 8GB of DDR3 can be crammed inside along with a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 graphics card, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a dual-band TV tuner.

Updated HP Pavilion Elites:

  • HP Pavilion Elite HPE-300z
  • HP Pavilion Elite HPE-310t
  • HP Pavilion Elite HPE-350t
  • HP Pavilion Elite HPE-360z
  • HP Pavilion Elite HPE-380t
  • HP Pavilion Elite HPE-390t

The new Pavilion Elite lineup brings AMD Phenom II chips into the higher-performance category of HP’s desktop offerings.  Core i5, Core i7 and Phenom II chips are available, in both four- and six-core varieties.  Up at the highest end, consumers can expect to receive a Core i7-980X CPU, but the company still doesn’t offer any discrete graphics options above an ATI Radeon 5770.

Updated HP All-in-Ones:

  • HP All-in-One 200xt
  • HP All-in-One MS230z
  • Compaq Presario CQ1-1020
  • Compaq Presario CQ1-1130

The All-in-Ones now come in both AMD and Intel flavorings.  The 18.5-inch MS230z sits prettily with a low-power AMD Athlon II 250u CPU and up to 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM with ATI Radeon HD3200 integrated graphics.  The higher-powered All-in-One 200xt uses up to an Intel Core i7-860 quad-core CPU and 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM with a 1.5TB hard drive and a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230M.

Compaq stays alive in the all-in-one space with two Intel Atom-powered offerings.  The 1020 clocks in at $410 with a single-core Intel Atom D410 and 1GB of RAM, while the 1130 retails for $500 with a dual-core Atom D510 and 2GB of RAM.

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