HP Bridges Work, Play, Home and Entertainment with Global Personal Systems Product Launch
Massive unveiling includes breakthrough touch-based PCs, high-performance Voodoo offerings, billion-color LED display and 17 new notebooks.
In a massive announcement of next-generation personal systems, HP today unveiled a broad portfolio of products featuring elegant design and inviting new digital experiences.
Among the announcements:
* The new HP TouchSmart All-in-One, a new generation of touch-enabled PC that brings digital entertainment to life through a natural user interface. A tap or swipe of a finger lets people engage with photos, music, video, games, the Internet, television, family calendars and more.(1)
* Seventeen new notebooks, ranging from the value-based Compaq brand to the premium HP brand to an ultra-mobile Voodoo that showcases a fresh look in the luxury category.
* A breakthrough display co-developed by HP color scientists and DreamWorks Animation animators that can bring more than 1 billion colors into view.
The series of announcements took place at the HP Connecting Your World media event in Berlin, where more than 600 journalists, bloggers, HP partners and other industry influencers from around the world are gathered.
“Making the computer ‘Personal Again’ is our commitment to customers and the driving force behind our customer-experience decisions,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “From design elements that make a personal statement and an intuitive touch interface that delivers real innovation, to the breakthrough display of 1 billion colors, we’re working to show a broad and global set of industry segments what our hardware and software engineering capabilities and scale can do for them.”
New HP TouchSmart brings natural-touch interface and sleek style to the desktop
Featuring a sleek, new design, the second-generation HP TouchSmart PC provides a friendly, fun approach to personal computing. Entertainment is this all-in-one PC’s forte and focus.
A new, natural interface is activated by the tap or stroke of a finger. Photos and music collections can be displayed in tiles or like a fan for fast access. Photos can be enhanced and uploaded and videos can be captured and posted to social networking sites in a flash, without using a keyboard.(1)
The touch-sensitive, high-definition,(2) 22-inch diagonal widescreen PC is ENERGY STAR® qualified.
A news release on the HP TouchSmart IQ500 series PCs is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080610xb.html.
Mobility designed for the entertainment enthusiast – and the road warrior
HP’s expanded notebook portfolio offers a range of models that deliver form and function to enrich the user experience and reflect personal style.
Personifying the stylish power of the new HP consumer notebooks are a sleek, liquid metallic HP Imprint 2 surface design with color-matched keyboards and touch pads; Magic Chrome controls that appear at the touch of a finger; and frameless, flush-glass screens. These new consumer notebooks offer everything-in-one entertainment technology including one-click access to high-definition TV,(2,3) photos, movies and music in a smooth, thin, elegant design. Data loss and hard-drive protection is provided by HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive drop-protection technology.
Three new series of consumer notebooks were added to the Compaq notebook PC line, offering high value and attractive, industrial designs in an array of sizes and configurations.
For the mobile professional who wants to make a statement, HP introduced the aircraft-design-inspired HP EliteBook PC as one of 10 products added to its business notebook lineup. Incorporating the latest mobile technologies and engineered to meet multiple durability tests, the HP EliteBook features a brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing and magnesium alloy chassis for maximum protection, recyclability and rugged good looks.
Other innovations include HP QuickLook 2 software,(4) for quick access to email, calendar, task and contact information, and HP SpareKey, which eliminates the need to call IT support when passwords are forgotten. The HP File Sanitizer permanently deletes chosen documents, computer cookies and more to military security standards(5) and allows businesses to recycle notebooks with the confidence that their company data has been removed.
HP notebooks are designed with the environment in mind, with features that promote energy efficiency and materials that enable easier recycling. Several HP business notebooks are available with the choice of an optional mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display, which is lighter and more energy efficient than standard notebook display technology. HP has set a goal to remove all mercury – a material commonly found in notebook screens – from its entire notebook line by the end of 2010.
A news release on the new HP consumer and business notebooks is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080610xe.html.
Voodoo brand launches sophisticated portfolio
An expanded portfolio of Voodoo branded products combine luxurious quality, personalized styling and rich technology innovation in the ultra-light, ultra-mobile Voodoo Envy notebook and the powerful new Voodoo Omen deskside PC.
At 0.70 inches thin and weighing less than 3.4 pounds,(6) the Voodoo Envy is a showcase of ultra-mobility and thermal engineering in a tiny, sophisticated carbon-fibre chassis. It features a host of innovations, including an Ethernet port built into the power supply, which enables customers to roam free from a wired connection.(1) The Envy boots in seconds – giving instant gratification and access to Internet browsers and Skype.(1)
The new Voodoo Omen blends art with engineering excellence – from its integrated copper liquid cooling pipes to its built-in, fully functional LCD auxiliary screen and all-aluminum chassis.
The exteriors of both systems sport classic design elements that make the final product look as much like an art piece as an innovative piece of technology. Customers can personalize the systems at the redesigned Voodoo website – www.voodoopc.com.
A news release on the new Voodoo Envy 133 and Voodoo Omen is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080610xc.html.
One billion colors make a DreamColor
Building on its long relationship with DreamWorks, HP is helping artists and animators, designers and broadcasters convey the colors they imagine with the HP DreamColor display.
This industry-breakthrough backlit, flat-panel LED display works with Microsoft® or Macintosh platforms and delivers more than 1 billion colors – 64 times the colors available on mainstream LCD displays. Its reds, greens and blues are visibly deeper, its blacks are four times darker and its whites are adjustable.
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