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HP ships an Android all-in-one PC, plus several business laptops and desktops

Michael Brown | Jan. 7, 2014
It seems like a bit of a disconnect for HP to announce new commercial PCs at a trade show focused on consumer electronics, but HP--which didn't book exhibit space at this year's CES--is wise not to waste the opportunity.

The machine has two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2 with multi-streaming (to drive up to two additional displays), gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and—to support legacy hardware—an RS-232 serial port (betcha haven't seen one of those in a while). Prices for the HP ProOne 400 start at $649 (non-touch) and $799 (touch); both machines are available now.

HP is targeting the low-cost HP 205 AiO squarely at the small end of the SMB market. This desktop computer is powered by a dual-core AMD E1-2500 processor, 4 or 8GB of DDR3/1600 memory, and a 500MB, 1TB, or 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive. Its 18.5-inch non-touch display delivers native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels and is driven by integrated AMD Radeon HD 8240 graphics. I/O ports include two USB 2.0 and four USB 3.0, a 7-in-1 memory-card reader, a 10/100 mb/s Ethernet adapter, an optional 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and a 720p webcam. The HP 205 is available now and starts at $449.

HP 200 Microtower
If that's still too rich for your blood, the HP 200 Microtower will be available March 5 at prices starting at $349. But you'll need to provide your own monitor.

Processor choices range from a dual-core Intel Celeron J1750 to a quad-core Intel Pentium J2850, with base configurations coming with just 2GB of DDR3/1600 memory (you can also order one with 4- or 8GB of memory).

With specs like that, this machine won't break any benchmark records, but if your needs are modest, it sounds like a decent computer for the price.

HP Pro x2 410 and HP 350 G1 notebooks
HP also announced two new commercial notebooks at CES: the HP Pro x2 410 and the HP 350 G1. The former is a 2-in-1 design with an 11.6-inch, 1366 by 768-pixel display that detaches from its keyboard dock.

It's available with either a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor; 4GB of DDR3/1600 memory; and a 64, 128, or 256GB SSD. The laptop has an Intel HD Graphics 4200 integrated GPU and HDMI 1.4a. It comes with a gigabit Ethernet adapter and can be configured with one of three 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapters. The tablet half of the product weighs 1.8 pounds, and the keyboard dock weighs 3.48 pounds. The laptop is available now at prices starting at $899.

As it did with the HP 205 all-in-one, HP is targeting small businesses with the budget-priced HP 350 G1 laptop: Prices start at just $399—not bad for a notebook with a 15.6-inch display at a native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels.

Now, the base configuration consists of a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of DDR3/1600 memory, and a 320GB hard drive, but other configurations are also available. You can order one with a dual-core Intel Pentium or an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor; 4 or 8GB of memory; and up to 1TB of mechanical storage. The HP 350 G1 is available now.

 

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