HP has announced the addition of six new desktop computers to their Ivy Bridge lineup that already includes a number of laptops featuring Intel’s 22nm micro architecture. The six quad-core models will soon be available directly from the manufacturer. Three of the new Ivy Bridge Desktops will feature all-in-one form factors, which include the Omni 220qd that will start at $999 and feature Beats Audio and a cantilever design; the Omni 27qd that’s sports a $1,199 price tag and a 27-inch display; and, finally, the TouchSmart 520xt, which features a touch-enabled 23-inch display that’ll retail for $999.
The other three models are stand-alone desktop computers. The HPE h8t model will go for $699, while the HPE h8x is a more powerful unit that’s priced starting at $799. The higher-end model is the HPE Phoenix h9t, which will will retail starting at $1,149. The Phoenix will be available on Sunday, April 29, while the other five models won’t go on sale until June 24th.
PALO ALTO, April 24, 2012 – HP today expanded its consumer desktop portfolio, adding five models powered by Intel’s 3rd generation Intel® Quad-Core™ processors that deliver intelligent performance and enhanced built-in security.
Intel’s new 3rd generation Core processors offer up to twice the HD media and 3-D graphics performance as well as significant processor performance as previous generation. Consumers will appreciate the added protection against viruses, malware and rootkits provided by Intel® Secure Key and Intel® OS Guard.
HP Omni 220qd: A sleek all-in-one PC that offers a streamlined cantilever design and optional features such as Beats Audio™ for a PC that sounds as good as it looks.
HP Omni 27qd: The company’s first 27-inch all-in-one PC and the first non-touch HP PC to feature HP’s exclusive Magic Canvas software for a truly engaging experience.
HP TouchSmart 520xt: Designed for consumers who demand a premium multimedia and touch experience.
HP Pavilion HPE h8t and h8xt: Provides the ultimate computing experience in a sleek and simple design. Select models can support up to three displays.
HP Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix: The company’s most powerful Pavilion platform to date, it is engineered to run power-hungry applications such as video editing and games with ease.
For an in-depth look at the HP consumer desktops powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, check out TheNextBench.