HP Helps Consumers Reduce Carbon Footprint with New Desktop PCs and Display

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2008 – HP today announced two new consumer desktop PCs and a color display designed to have reduced impact on the environment.


The HP Pavilion Verde Special Edition a6645f and HP Pavilion Phoenix Special Edition a6655f desktop PCs include AMD® energy-efficient processors and recyclable packaging.

The 25.5-inch HP w2558hc Vivid Color Display offers a wide range of new features, including a built-in webcam and 15-in-1 card reader, for enhanced entertainment and connectivity.

In addition, HP updated the HP Compaq Presario, HP Pavilion, HP Pavilion Slimline and HP Pavilion Elite lines of desktop PCs with new configurations to fit the needs of every consumer – from entertainment enthusiasts to budget-minded families and students. More information about the new lines is available at HP Direct.

PCs designed with the environment in mind

The HP Pavilion Verde Special Edition a6645f and HP Pavilion Phoenix Special Edition a6655f desktop PCs are ENERGY STAR® qualified and meet the standards for Silver registration in the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™). The special-edition desktop PCs are designed with AMD energy-efficient processors and advanced power management features that provide up to 45 percent energy savings compared to PCs without power management enabled. In addition, they come in 100 percent recyclable packaging with less plastic foam.

“The Phoenix and Verde desktops represent HP’s ongoing efforts to innovate and design for the environment,” said John Cook, vice president, Marketing, Worldwide Consumer PC Business, HP. “HP is committed to offering consumers and businesses computing alternatives that can reduce energy consumption and lessen their overall eco-footprint.”

The special-edition desktop PCs offer up to five gigabytes (GB) of memory, Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit edition with Service Pack 1, a front-panel 15-in-1 memory card reader for easily transferring photos and files to and from peripheral devices, and a SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe technology for etching custom labels and artwork directly onto discs.

The HP Pavilion Phoenix Special Edition a6655f desktop PC includes an energy-efficient AMD Phenom™ X4 9150e Quad-Core Processor and 640 GB hard drive and features a stunning design symbolizing the mythical phoenix. The HP Pavilion Verde Special Edition a6645f desktop PC has a nature-inspired pattern on the chassis and includes an energy-efficient AMD Athlon™ X2 4850e Dual-Core Processor and 500 GB hard drive.

Introducing a display that does it all

HP’s new 25.5-inch diagonal widescreen flat panel display contains an array of features to provide enhanced entertainment, connectivity and performance. The elegant, ergonomically designed HP w2558hc Vivid Color Display includes a built-in 15-in-1 card reader for easily viewing slideshows and videos, even when the PC is turned off, as well as a built-in two-megapixel webcam for staying connected with friends and family through video chat.

The HP w2558hc also has multiple USB ports and digital outputs to provide convenient connectivity to external devices, such as MP3 players and digital cameras. HDMI inputs allow for a high-definition experience, delivering bright and brilliant images powered by a fast response time, high brightness and contrast ratio, and BrightView technology.

The ergonomic design of the HP w2558hc with built-in speakers and a slim profile fits easily in the home and helps minimize desk space use. The display also includes height and tilt adjustments to suit viewing needs. The HP w2558hc is ENERGY STAR qualified and offers a Power Saver feature to help reduce energy consumption.

Pricing and availability

* The HP Pavilion Verde Special Edition a6645f Desktop PC is expected to be available Nov. 9 exclusively through Circuit City, starting at $579.
* The HP Pavilion Phoenix Special Edition a6655f Desktop PC is expected to be available Nov. 9 exclusively through Best Buy, starting $659.
* The HP w2558hc display is currently available through HP Direct and select retailers nationwide starting at $599.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has been an environmental leader, driving company stewardship through its holistic design for environment strategy. HP influences industry action through its long-standing commitment to maintain supply chain responsibility, sustain energy efficient operations, reduce its climate impact and offer product reuse and recycling options. HP also makes it easier for customers to recognize environmentally preferable features through HP Eco Solutions, a program that helps customers identify products and services designed with the environment in mind. More information is available at www.hp.com/environment.