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September 21, 2012

HP unveils AMD-powered desktop, notebook PCs

The new AMD A-series APUs claims to deliver enhanced PC graphics performance, manageability and an affordable total cost of ownership

By CBR Staff Writer

HP has introduced four new business desktop and notebook PCs that are powered by new A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

The new AMD A-series APUs claim to deliver enhanced PC graphics performance, manageability and an affordable total cost of ownership.

HP Commercial Client Segment vice president and general manager Dan Forlenza said: "Today’s introduction of HP PCs, the first to bring the latest AMD processors to the business computing market, continues our decade-long tradition of collaborating with AMD to deliver computing solutions that balance performance and value for maximum investment protection."

The new line of desktop and notebook PCs includes: HP Compaq Pro 6305 Desktop PC, HP ProBook 4445s Notebook PC, HP ProBook 4446s Notebook PC and HP ProBook 4545s Notebook PC.

HP Compaq Pro 6305 Desktop PC is powered by AMD’s new APU A10, A8, A6 and A4 processors and incorporates an improved x86 architecture that enables enhanced computing.

It includes AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology, which automatically boosts system performance when running multiple applications and the HP Compaq Pro 6305 offers an AMD Accelerated File Converter that delivers enhanced web browsing.

The new desktop is claimed to deliver up to 21% better performance than previous generations, including significant graphics improvement for intensive business applications.

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HP Compaq Pro 6305 desktop PC is equipped with HP Client Security, including HP BIOS Protection with enhanced defense against virus attacks, embedded trusted platform module (TPM), HP ProtectTools and self-encrypting hard drives.

The HP ProBook 4445s, 4446s and 4545s Notebook PCs come with new 2012 AMD A-Series accelerated processors and VISION Pro Technology.

AMD Enduro Technology allows the PC to automatically switch to battery-saving mode by powering down the discrete GPU when unplugged, while delivering enhanced performance on every day business applications.

The HP ProBook s-series notebook PCs also provide the option of AMD Radeon Dual Graphics for high-end 3-D rendering processing performance.

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