Even though statistics continuously show that there is a decline in the demand for desktop PCs around the world, it is hard to deny that the category still enjoys a huge user base. With the aim of increasing its market share in this category, HP on Monday announced two new desktop PCs - 'HP Pavilion Wave' and 'HP Elite Slice'.
HP Pavilion Wave, as the company says, has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of users at home. HP claims that the compact design of Pavilion Wave help the users fit it anywhere at their homes. The company says that despite its compact design, Pavilion Wave has desktop power required for productivity as well as entertainment needs of the users.
"[Pavilion Wave] is built around a fully integrated, advanced audio system to play music, listen to movies, Web chats and Cortana. It features an iconic triangular form with an innovative parabolic reflector with an integrated speaker on top of the PC for superb, 360-degree sound to fill a room with crisp audio," HP said in a press statement.
The HP Pavilion Wave comes with 6th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core desktop processors, storage up to 2 TB HDD, an optional 128 GB SSD, and up to 16GB of DDR4 system memory. HP Pavilion Wave has a starting price of Rs. 61,990. It is expected to be available via retail from October 2 at select stores as well as company's website.
HP also released its desktop HP Elite Slice, its smallest desktop, aimed at corporate use. The company says that Elite Slice has been designed for communications and collaboration and has termed it "first modular commercial desktop with cable-less connectivity."
HP Elite Slice comes with up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 35-watt processors and has a starting price of Rs. 62,990. It will be available for retail from October 1. HP Elite Slice comes with various modules for increased productivity such as Audio Module (priced at Rs. Rs. 9,990) and Optical Disk Drive Module (priced at Rs. 8,990).
The Elite Slice series also contains HP Elite Slice Meeting Rooms, aimed for use during official meetings with "seamless technology to drive immersive conferencing," as per the company. HP Elite Slice Meeting Rooms has been priced at Rs. 84,990 and is expected to start shipping from October 1. It is compatible with company's 55-inch HP LD5511 Large Format Display, which has been priced at Rs. 89,990, and can be used for conferences. It is expected to be available from October 1 as well.
HP Elite Slice is also compatible with company's new HP EliteDisplay S240uj monitor, which has been priced at Rs. 38,990 and will be available from October.