updated 02:10 pm EST, Wed January 31, 2007
HP Slimline s3000
HP today demonstrated a new design for its Pavilion Slimline small form factor PCs. Its casing exchanges silver for a glossy black to better blend with TVs and other home electronics, and replaces the built-in 9-in-1 card reader with a multi-slot version. Most importantly, the updated Slimline supports desktop processors -- a performance increase previously unseen in earlier models, says HP. Component options are unknown but will very likely consist of both AMD's Athlon 64 and Sempron processors as well as Intel's desktop Core 2 Duo chips. Official release information has yet to be revealed.
The system builder also previewed a new look for its LCD displays. The unnamed display similarly gains a glossy black around its bezel and has a thin, flat stand reminiscent of Apple's Cinema Display. A new mounting system, dubbed HP Easy Clip, has made its appearance. Owners can attach items to the top and sides of the screen, ranging from strictly practical items such as documents to decorations and photos. As with the just-announced computers, prices and ship dates have not been unveiled. [via AVING]