Tuesday, October 16, 2007

HP launches new low-power PCs, recycling program

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HP unveiled a couple new desktops, a new monitor and a slick recycling program in China Taiwan today, and our boys from Engadget Chinese were on the spot just as you'd expect. The HP Pavilion S3260 low-power desktop has a peak power consumption of just 45W but still rocks an Athlon X2 BE-2350 dual-core processor, 256MB NVIDIA 8400GS graphics, 1GB of RAM, a 320GB disk, a multi-format memory card reader, a dual-layer burner and three years of on-site support for an estimated price of NT$29,900 yuan ($3,982 $917). HP was also showing off the 24-inch 2308 LCD, which pivots from portrait to landscape, and the Pavilion m9090 multimedia computer, which sports an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2GB of RAM, a 500GB disk, and 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT graphics, for the insane price of NT$49,900 yuan ($6,646 $1531). Topping it all off is the recycling program, in which HP will take in five old PCs and "re-assemble" them into a new PC to be donated to disadvantaged families. Considering the prices of HP's new PCs, we're assuming everyone in China qualifies as "disadvantaged," so here's hoping that program gets up to speed soon. No word on when we'll see these hit the States, but we'll pretty certain those of you looking to drop six grand on a machine can find other options.

Sorry, got some signals crossed through machine translation -- these are launching in Taiwan, and the prices are in Taiwanese dollars, not yuan, which explains a lot.


[via] Engadget

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