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HP announces new desktops featuring AMD Radeon R9 380 GPU (Updated)

By Koh Wanzi - on 7 May 2015, 5:26pm

HP Pavilion

Updated on 7 May 2015:- HP has said that the mention of Intel fifth-generation processors was a mistake on the respective product pages. The HP Envy and Envy Phoenix Tower will ship with Intel fourth-generation processors as mentioned in the initial press release. 

Originally published on 6 May 2015:-

While we’re still waiting for AMD’s answer to NVIDIA’s 900-series Maxwell graphics cards to drop, HP has gone ahead and announced a new family of all-in-one (AIO) desktop and tower PCs that will feature AMD’s next-generation graphics hardware. It also introduced a new 4K display to go with its latest desktop offerings.

Here’s a table summarizing the key specifications, prices and expected availability of the new products before we dive into the pertinent bits:-

Image Source: Tom's Hardware

HP Pavilion

The HP Pavilion family is receiving updates to both its AIO and tower PCs – the AIO line-up will feature a new design with an adjustable pedestal floating display that will stand out in any living room, while the tower PCs will have new color options. Both product families will also be updated with newer hardware components.

The HP Pavilion AIO desktop features an edge-to-edge IPS glass display that sits on an highly adjustable hinge. (Image Source: HP)

In addition, the new AIO PCs will feature an edge-to-edge full HD IPS glass display available in 21.5 inches, 23 inches or 27 inches. The HDMI output will allow users to hook up a second monitor or even a TV. Finally, the new PCs will supposedly sport AMD’s 300-series cards, and users can choose between the AMD Radeon R7 A330 or A360 graphics cards. The “A” prefix is new, and it remains to be seen what position it designates in AMD’s upcoming graphics card line-up.

The new HP Pavilion Tower will be available in several new colors, including sunset red. (Image Source: HP)

The HP Pavilion Tower will come in new colors, namely, blizzard white, natural silver, nobel blue and sunset red. Unlike its AIO siblings, HP hasn’t listed support for the new AMD GPUs and has only said that it will support up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745.

All PCs in the Pavilion family can be configured with up to 3TB of storage to store large multimedia files.

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