Ralf Jurrien : April 22th 2007 - 14:20 CET
|HP Pavilion personal computers
HP Pavilion personal computers : HP introduced an line of consumer PCs that, for the first time, have been designed to complement any room of a home that features the latest consumer electronics and home appliances. Part of HP’s “The Computer is Personal Again” campaign, the redesigned PCs have an elegant, piano-black finish with refined silver trim and subtle, blue LED light accents. Features include a power button positioned on the top of the chassis for easy reach, a built-in bay for removable digital storage and a more easily accessible media card reader to simplify enjoyment of digital music, videos and photos. Starting prices for the newly redesigned HP desktop PC range from $299 to $849, with monitors starting as low as $169. |
|HP pocket media drive storage|
Additionally, so people can personalize their PCs to best fit their digital lifestyle, HP’s entire consumer PC lineup can be customized with features such as a 15-in-1 card reader, DVD burner and optional HP Pocket Media Drive storage bay. “Consumers today are demanding higher standards of digital entertainment experiences that enhance the very personal environments of their home,” said Satjiv S. Chahil, senior vice president, global marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP designers have achieved a much needed balance of form and functionality that enriches the experience and ease of use of today’s personal technology.”
HP Touchsmart PC
The new lineup completes the design makeover of HP’s full portfolio of personal systems products such as notebooks, desktops, MediaSmart servers and high-definition TVs, plus the new categories of “walk-up” computing and entertainment devices, such as the HP Touchsmart PC. “Designing and delivering integrated digital entertainment systems has long been a challenge to most traditional consumer electronics and PC companies,” said Richard Doherty, research director, The Envisioneering Group. “It’s good to see HP has listened to consumers owning products in both categories in crafting and delivering a broad product lineup that meshes the best of both CE and PC.”
HP Pavilion - New designed PCs
• HP Pavilion s3000 Series Slimline PC: Less than one-third the size of a regular PC, the Slimline offers convenient access to files, music and video with a pocket media drive bay.
• HP Pavilion a6000 Series Desktop PC: Delivers a variety of features that make working with digital photos and videos fun and convenient. With optional LightScribe technology, users can create personalized, professional-quality labels for CDs or DVDs.
• HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8000 Series Desktop PC: The ultimate digital entertainment desktop PC for enjoying favorite TV shows, music, photos and video. The optional high-definition DVD allows users to enjoy high-definition movie playback with six times better resolution than standard DVD.
HP widescreen monitors
“First, computers entered the personal space based upon function and features. Now, there’s a lot of demand for great design that is integrated into a deeper understanding of real market trends and people’s emotional needs,” said Hartmut Esslinger, founder, frog design inc. “HP clearly understands today’s consumer dynamics, and this inspiring line of new products will appeal both to the mind and the heart.” Also new for 2007 are three widescreen HP monitors: the HP 19-inch diagonal, 20-inch diagonal and 22-inch diagonal. The monitors reflect the modern, clean lines and glossy, black finish and design of HP desktop PCs. They also feature a unique standing frame that provides a keyboard nesting space so users have more available desk space.
Widescreen monitors - HP easy clip
Along with HP BrightView technology for eye-popping colors, clearer images and reduced glare, the monitors feature high contrast and resolution, quick response time, integrated rear speakers and dual inputs. HP also added HP Easy Clip, a separate line of accessories for the monitors - such as a specially designed photo holder, flower vase, document holder or webcam to the beveled edge of the monitor - that allows consumers to further personalize their workspace and maintain a clutter-free environment.
HP Pavilion notebook - tx1000 entertainment PC
The new desktop and monitor designs complement the recently introduced HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC, the industry’s first touch-screen consumer tablet PC, which began shipping last month. The notebook features curved edges and a piano-black glossy finish with the HP Imprint design, a touch-screen display, built-in miniature remote control, HP QuickPlay instant movie viewing feature, karaoke and a screen that swivels 180 degrees and folds flat for working or enjoying movies in tight travel spaces such as airplanes or trains. HP customers now have more options when choosing how to get support for their PCs. HP consumer desktops are backed by HP Total Care, which provides 24x7 access to support by phone, real-time chat or email. With HP Instant Care, support agents can make virtual house calls by connecting to a customer’s PC over the Internet to provide one-on-one assistance while customers sit back and learn.
HP free online classes on topics
HP’s comprehensive service and support options also include free online classes on topics such as “Tune up your PC” and “Security Boot Camp.” HP Total Care was recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for consistently providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience.” All desktop PC pricing is dependent on the configuration ordered. New desktop PCs and monitors are available direct from HP, or at retail outlets or kiosks nationwide.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers -- from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $94.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2007.