HP Compaq nc6140 notebook with EV-DO launched

Posted on Friday, January 06 2006 @ 1:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP launched the nc6140 notebook which features EV-DO for wireless broadband Internet access, without being tied to a wireless hotspot. The HP Compaq nc6140 Notebook PC operates on Verizon Wireless’ Evolution Data Optimized (EV-DO) network, which allows customers to connect at broadband speeds to corporate networks, email and the Internet, even while traveling.

The notebook features integrated dual-antennas and pre-installed software to help establish a convenient and reliable wireless connection via Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess network. HP and Verizon Wireless will jointly market the new business notebook.

HP and Verizon Wireless collaborated on the development of the nc6140 notebook to take advantage of the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network that powers its BroadbandAccess service and offers download speeds of 400 to 700 kbps. The notebook also incorporates the QUALCOMM MSM6500 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO high-speed wireless chipset.

In addition to the convenience of its integrated mobile broadband technology complemented by wireless LAN and Bluetooth wireless technology, the thin and light HP nc6140 incorporates enhanced security features that help defend a user’s data, applications and network. For example, HP ProtectTools Security Manager allows users to easily manage security solutions using flexible, customizable security layers. The notebook also offers HP Drivelock hard drive protection to protect against unauthorized access to the notebook.

The nc6140 is designed to meet the demands of the mobile lifestyle, it features technologies such as the HP Mobile Data Protection System to protect the hard drive from shock, scratch-resistant in-mold lamination and the HP Panel Protection System help protect the nc6140 from the bumps of life on the road.

Starting at a weight of only 6 pounds, the nc6140 has a large, 15-inch, wide viewing angle display, a full-sized keyboard and scroll zone within the recessed touchpad – all of which allow users to feel like they are working at their desks. Expansion capabilities include an optional port replicator that simplifies system management and an optional HP Travel Battery that doubles battery life without compromising functionality.

The HP Compaq nc6140 Notebook PC is now immediately with a starting price of $1,399. Wireless BroandbandAccess from Verizon is available for $59.99 a month or $79.99 monthly for non-voice customers.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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