Small business is big business for a lot of OEMS like HP, so they have lines designed specifically for the small business user. In fact some of their small business products look like their consumer products and vice versa as they from time to time share design ideas.
The HP 100B is an example of that; it’s a great looking machine in the design that the HP Touchsmart PC made so popular.
Powered by a dual core AMD processor 1.6 Ghz and with 2 GB of memory upgradeable to 8 GB. The HP should deliver enough power to handle day simple to day task, but there really is only one way to find out if it can or not. So I did what I always do, I made it my day to day machine.
But as I sat at the machine looking at it, I began to think. I won’t use the system the way it’s intended. I am going to load it up with all my apps and use it as a desktop. I may abuse the system and it won’t be fare. So I decided to let my friend who works at a clinic near me test it out. With approval from the doctor she worked for.
They mainly use only one APP in that clinic its one they had custom made for them, a portion of it is browser based but the browser is within a frame in an application. That application connects to a database they have with patient records etc. Our main concern was that the 100B was running Windows 7 and the application they were using was designed on Windows 98. But the guy that designed it said it should work and he was right it did. Didn’t even have to install it in compatibility mode.
I gave them a week with the machine and she and her co-workers loved it. The main reason they loved it was the design. It fits pretty much anywhere. They said because of its compact design it allowed them to spend more time with their patients, because previously with the desktop they had, they had no room at the counter where patients would check in. So they would have them fill out a form, and then go over to the computer behind them to access information, make appointments etc.
For them it was perfect, they did have other applications installed, but mainly just used the custom made application. But for those curious along with the custom made application they ran Word, Access and a Point of Sale service along constantly as well. Their only complain was thy couldn’t keep it.
The system to me seems like it would be the perfect machine for, a hotel where you have employees checking people in and out, or a doctor’s office where you’re just pulling up patient files etc.
It’s a definite must have! You also can’t go wrong with the $439 price tag.
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