HP is looking forward to a scorching hot summer with its new line up of redesigned Pavilion Desktops culminating in the meaty H8 which it boasts is the ‘most powerful HP computer to date’.
The redesigned towers incorporate sleek lines and contrasting materials such as a glossy sliding black front panel which hides the integrated ports and drives layered over a metallic base. Some of the models also offer a valet tray integrated into the top of the tower that comes with USB 3.0 ports so you can charge smartphones, and cameras easily enough. There’s also some banging sound promised with Beats Audio, a high-performance sound technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre.
It is however the HP H8 Series that leads the pack, with its Intel Core i7 processor, high end NVidia or ATI graphics card and up to three monitor multiple display capability.
There are two other models in the Pavilion family range, the HP P7 series that promises ‘generous’ hard drive space, integrated graphics and multi channel surround sound and the HP P5 Series, a kind of dwarf version of the P7 that still packs a punch but takes up much less space.
Chief Designer Randall Martin comments “HP’s new PCs offer intuitive features and enhanced aesthetics, bridges the gap that sometimes exists between form and function.”
To complete the picture, the HP 2311x is a consumer slim line monitor with HDMI connectivity and mercury free LED backlighting.
HP 2311x Monitor £159
The HP Pavilion Slimline s5 series from £499
The HP Pavilion p7 series from £499
The HP Pavilion h8 series from £799
The Pavilion series is expected to be available from early summer 2011.