With the worldwide economic recession in full effect, it's not a bad idea for manufacturers to shift their focus to the lower ends of the market. HP acknowledges this and comes with the Compaq Pro 6305, a device both affordable and compact.
The new micro-tower features AMD's new Trinity desktop processors, although the exact details on the clock frequencies are still unknown. Windows 7 Professional is featured as operating system, and up to three monitors can be attached to the system simultaneously. Four DDR3-1600 slots are available, as well as multiple bays for hard drives or SSDs. Even CrossFire enthusiasts can use the system, as two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots are present, a single PCI-e x1 2.0 slot and a traditional PCI slot. The front of the chassis has four USB 2.0 connectors, while the rear has 4x USB 3.0, audio connectors and Gigabit LAN.
The system is backed by three years of warranty and starts at a price of about € 490 (£395). The Compaq Pro 6305 will be released on October 8th.