Besides a new notebook and gaming PC from Voodoo, HP also unveiled lots of other new computers today. On the notebook front the PC vendor introduced a whopping 16 new models! Some of these use the AMD "Puma" Turion 64 X2 Ultra dual-core processors while other models use the Intel Centrino 2 platform.
HP consumer notebooks deliver exquisite design and powerful entertainment
HP Pavilion Entertainment notebooks set a new standard in notebook design with unexpected innovations such as invisible “magic chrome” controls that light up and become fully interactive upon power up, and intuitive, one-click access to high-definition TV,(5,6) photos, movies and music from nearly any location through HP QuickPlay.
Smooth lines, optional HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen flush-glass screens, along with color-matched keyboards and touch pads create a frameless, thin and elegant appearance.
Previously available only in HP business-class notebooks, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection is now built into the new HP Pavilion notebook series targeting consumers. This technology automatically detects if a notebook has been dropped and, while the notebook is on its journey to the floor, automatically stops the hard drive from spinning, helping to prevent the loss of files and data. The series also offers consumers the option of a high-speed eSATA interface for backing up data to external storage drives.
Additional details on the HP Pavilion dv4, dv5 and dv7 Entertainment Notebook PCs are available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2008/connecting/na_consumernotebook.pdf.
Style made simple and affordable
Designed for those on the go, the versatile HP Compaq Presario notebook PC line includes a new industrial design and HP Imprint 2 surface finish, a range of optical drives, built-in wireless(7) technologies and high-quality audio, webcam and analog microphone capabilities. More information about the Compaq Presario CQ45, CQ40 and CQ50 Series Notebook PCs is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2008/connecting/na_consumernotebook.pdf.
To help users personalize their notebook experiences, HP also introduced a number of mobile accessories, including the HP xb4 Notebook Media Docking Station and HP Bluetooth® Stereo Headphones with active noise cancellation.
Elite mobile professionals
For the mobile professional who wants to make a statement, the premium HP EliteBook features the sleek and durable HP DuraCase – a brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing combined with a magnesium alloy chassis engineered to meet MIL-STD 810F military-standard(8) durability tests.
The HP EliteBook is built for the corporate road warrior, with a protective coating of anodized aluminum on the palm-rest surface that is six times more scratch-resistant than that used in previous notebooks. These materials also are highly recyclable, facilitating environmentally responsible disposal at end of life.
Designed with the latest mobile technologies, the HP EliteBook also features HP QuickLook 2 software, HP SpareKey and HP File Sanitizer for the ultimate in convenience and security, as well as shock-resistant hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard to help protect data against bumps, drops and spills.
The initial ENERGY STAR® qualified HP EliteBook configuration weighs only 4.7 pounds (2.1 kilograms). It features a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen display and is available with an optional mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display.(1) Setting a new standard for on-the-move productivity, the HP EliteBook 6930p provides up to 15 hours(9) of combined battery life with optional Ultra Capacity battery.
More information on the HP EliteBook is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2008/connecting/na_businessnotebook.pdf.
The newly redesigned business notebook “b”-series is distinguished by its silver finish and magnesium alloy support structure. The new design offers an ideal combination of features for mainstream business mobility, in a choice of 14.1-inch or 15.4-inch diagonal displays with Intel or AMD processors.
The standard “s”-series features a satin, reflective, black-on-black finish to modernize the look and feel of the classic business notebook. HP s-series notebooks are loaded with strong security features, including HP ProtectTools Security Manager. Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools encodes information on the hard drive to make sensitive information unreadable if a notebook is lost or stolen.
For added data security, s-series notebooks feature HP File Sanitizer as well as HP 3D DriveGuard, which uses a three-axis accelerometer to detect sudden movement and initiate protective action, helping protect the notebook’s hard drive against bumps or drops.
Details on the HP Compaq “b” and “s”-series business notebooks are available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2008/connecting/na_businessnotebook.pdf.