AMD Athlon™ XP Processors Help Businesses Lower Total Cost Of Ownership In Space-Saving Desktop PC
—Powered by AMD processors, the Systemax Ascent Pro meets business demand for powerful, smaller and quieter PCs—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its high-performance AMD Athlon™ XP processors 2200+, 2000+ and 1800+ are powering Systemax’s Ascent Pro line of smaller business desktop computers. The system is designed to benefit IT managers and business users who want world-class performance in a computer that takes up less space while reducing heat and noise.
“Businesses that require smooth graphics and superior performance in a smaller, quieter system will now have more choices based on AMD Athlon XP processors,” said David Garcia, AMD’s vice president of Sales for the Americas. “As companies struggle to do more with fewer resources, they are increasingly taking advantage of the total cost of ownership savings that space-saving PCs like the Systemax Ascent Pro can provide.”
The Ascent Pro with AMD Athlon XP processors is wired for remote system management, which also helps lower total cost of ownership by allowing IT managers to remotely install and maintain software, reducing on-site visits to the desktop. The system also incorporates Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, which improves performance by reducing data movement bottlenecks.
“Partnering with AMD provides our commercial users the features and performance they need,” said Sean Aryai, director of OEM Marketing, Systemax Inc. “Our customers have been asking for more choice in commercial desktops and in smaller form factors. The Ascent Pro featuring AMD Athlon XP processors is the right choice for businesses that need a powerful, cool and quiet system that takes up less space.”
“Small form factors are gaining in popularity among today's business users,” said Roger Kay, director of client computing at IDC. “These smaller machines give enterprises an opportunity to reduce ownership costs while offering users attractive, space-saving designs.”
AMD’s Socket A processor interface provides a critical benefit for the commercial PC market. Socket A offers the long-term stability and compatibility of a single platform, which can help lower total cost of ownership by enabling software image stability and decreasing infrastructure turnover.
All AMD processors are Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Laboratory-qualified and are extensively tested for compatibility with thousands of business applications, including the most popular office productivity suites.
The Systemax Ascent Pro featuring AMD Athlon XP processors 2200+, 2000+ and 1800+ can be purchased in North America beginning today from Systemax at www.systemaxpc.com
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