While HP is trying to facilitate easy use of Windows 8, the company believes there are still benefits to budget desktops. The company introduced new towers starting at $289 for users who want easy repairs and memory, storage and processor upgrades. Some of these features are highly valued by IT departments.
"One of the values of the towers is legacy ports and also connectivity to anything," Lauwaert said.
The company has bundled a DVI (digital visual interface) port into one of its latest desktops to serve commercial users. DVI was introduced in 1999 to replace VGA, but it is still being used by commercial companies in monitors and projectors.
HP also introduced Envy desktops including the Phoenix 800, will start at $1,099. HP is offering optional liquid cooling with the model.
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