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NeweggBusiness Launches Homegrown ABS N-Series Line Of Business PCs With Intel Haswell, SSDs

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Newegg's NeweggBusiness subsidiary announced a new series of computers targeting SMBs and the education sector, and the company stated that its offerings can compete on quality and performance with other established brands, but at a better price. This marks a big change in Newegg's operations as it transitions from being just an online retailer to a producer of ready to use PCs.

"NeweggBusiness is squarely focused on serving SMB and education customers. These are underserved markets within the e-­commerce space and our products allow them to operate more efficiently" said Merle McIntosh, VP NeweggBusiness North America in a press release.

These new computers from NeweggBusiness fall into a new product line known as the "abs N Series." All of the systems currently listed are similarly spec'd, with the main differences being RAM and storage options.

All of the systems use the Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell CPUs and come with either 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM. For storage, all of the systems come with either a 120 GB or 250 GB Samsung SSD, while the top model listed also includes a 1 TB HDD. The systems rely on integrated graphics, in this case Intel HD Graphics 4600.

There are two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports on the rear, as well as an additional two USB 2.0 ports on the front panel, and there are mic and headphone jacks and an Ethernet port. Video outputs include HDMI, DVI and D-Sub. The systems also come with a DVD-Writer 24x optical drive and a wired USB keyboard and mouse.

All of the systems come loaded with Windows 7 Pro, though users can upgrade to Windows 10 when it is released later this summer. (Whether or not IT opts to do so is another matter.) Pre-loaded software on the systems includes 1-month free trials of Microsoft Office 2013 and Norton Security.

Newegg includes one year of "basic" support and 90 days of technical support.


N Series B5467-1
N Series B5467-2
N Series B5467-3
N Series B5467-4
N Series B5467-5
Price (All reflect $100 discount)
$649.99
$679.99
$699.99
$729.99
$739.99
CPU
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz
GPU
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Intel HD Graphics 4600
RAM
4 GB
8 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Storage
120 GB SSD
120 GB SSD
250 GB SSD
250 GB SSD120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
ODD
DVD-Writer 24X
DVD-Writer 24X
DVD-Writer 24X
DVD-Writer 24X
DVD-Writer 24X
Ports
Front: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic and Headphone
Back: 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub
Front: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic and Headphone
Back: 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub
Front: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic and Headphone
Back: 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub
Front: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic and Headphone
Back: 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub
Front: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic and Headphone
Back: 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub
Wireless Connectivity (Optional)
Wireless 802.11 a/b/n N300
Wireless 802.11 a/b/n N300
Wireless 802.11 a/b/n N300
Wireless 802.11 a/b/n N300
Wireless 802.11 a/b/n N300
OS
Window 7 Pro (64bit)
Window 7 Pro (64bit)
Window 7 Pro (64bit)
Window 7 Pro (64bit)
Window 7 Pro (64bit)

Releasing these new systems is an interesting move by Newegg, as it pits the e-tailer against the numerous other system builders whose products Newegg has carried for years now. Though Newegg says these systems are only to target "under-served" areas of the market, one wonders if we might see Newegg moving to compete in other areas of the market at some point, too.

Newegg plans to ship the abs N Series systems later this month.

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