Jasper Huitink : October 18th 2005 - 00:00 CET
HP Entertainment Center with flash memory reader
HP Entertainment Center with flash memory reader : HP announced the 17-inch HP Pavilion dv8000 series Notebook PC and the company's smallest consumer desktop PC, the HP Pavilion s7000 series Slimline PC. Putting the power and performance of a traditional desktop into a small design, the quiet-operating Slimline PC adds to the decor of any home. Also built with a sharp eye on design, the HP Entertainment Center z556 and z558 come with the latest version of Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2 and can record high-definition content over the air. With prices starting at $1,499, these products are the most affordable Media Center solutions on the market offering HD digital video recording capabilities.|
HP S7000 - Flash memory reader|
At one third the size of a traditional PC, the HP Pavilion s7000 series Slimline PC is designed to fit anywhere in the home. Yet it has the memory, fast processor, hard drive space and functionality of a traditional desktop PC. It even includes a 9-in-1 memory card reader for easy transfer of video, photos and music directly to the PC. As with HP's entire consumer PC portfolio, the Slimline PC comes standard with HP's one-year limited warranty and award-winning 24x7 phone support.
HP Digital Entertainment Center
"No two customers are created equal and HP is demonstrating, with these announcements, the kind of breadth they are capable of and confirming a belief that size does matter," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst, The Enderle Group. "From the best Digital Entertainment Center in the market to the first affordable small form factor desktop PC from one of the top three vendors to a stunning and unique 17-inch notebook that would make a user proud without making them broke, HP is providing the leading-edge products that consumers are looking for this holiday season."
HP desktop PC - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Along with the new DECs, HP's latest Media Center desktop PCs and select Pavilion desktop PCs also are shipping with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2. Consumers can enjoy movies and view photos in rich, crisp color at home or on the go with HP's innovative QuickPlay for playing DVDs and music without a full system boot up, massive notebook storage capacity with a dual hard drive option, and an extra large 17-inch widescreen display that features HP's BrightView technology.
HP Pavilion Slimline - Consumer PC
"Best Buy wants to provide customers with exclusive technology products and services," said Dave Morrish, senior vice president, Merchandising, Best Buy. "HP is an industry leader in consumer PCs and they continue to bring innovative products to the market. The HP Pavilion Slimline PC is a compact, powerful and reliable offering that broadens our assortment of leading PC products."
HP Entertainment Center z556 & z558 - Games & TV
The features of the HP Digital Entertainment Center z556 and z558 series include "My games," which allows customers to install, play, manage and download favorite games(6); enhanced zoom for a great viewing experience on any TV; and a new "away mode" that allows the DEC to record TV programs even when the unit appears to be off.
HP Center z556 & z558 - Features
• HD quality, Two standard-definition and one high-definition television tuners allow consumers to pause, review, program and play over-the-air HD ATSC programming and the ability to create a media library of TV shows, home videos and music.
• Feature packed, High-capacity hard drives, including a Personal Media Drive, provide up to 1/2 terabyte of storage; Super Multi-Drive facilitates burning to practically any DVD disc format, including DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW; and, HP's LightScribe direct disc labeling technology to burn professional-looking, silkscreen-quality labels on CDs and DVDs. Additionally the HP DECs feature one year of Norton Anti-virus security subscription for virus protection.
• Convenience, DVD changer support allows up to 50 - 100 movies to be preloaded, then browsed and played conveniently; a zoom feature allows standard-sized TV pictures to be scaled up to widescreen size without image distortion; and a front-panel 9-in-1 memory card reader allows consumers to view digital photos from the comfort of their couches.
HP Pavilion dv8000 series Notebook - Features
• Advanced ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Integrated Graphics Processor with 128 megabytes of discrete RAM handles today's graphics-intense applications while also extending battery life. The notebook's dual hard drive storage system provides additional storage up to 240 gigabytes total, making it easy to store more digital photos, home movies or music.
• Flexible, With HP QuickPlay and an optional remote control, consumers can enjoy movies on the PC's 17-inch widescreen display featuring BrightView technology, or listen to music without waiting for a full system boot up.
• Secure, AMD Turion 64 mobile technology processors that offer increased battery life and built-in Enhanced Virus Protection. The dv8000 series comes standard with HP's one year of support, unlike some competitors' 90-day offerings.
• The HP Pavilion dv8000 series Notebook PC is expected to be available in November direct from HP via www.hpshopping.com and select retail locations nationwide. Pricing starts at $1,099, depending on configuration ordered.
Hewlett Packet - Service and support
HP's consumer PCs come with a full year of support, significantly longer than some competitors' 90-day offerings. The one-year limited warranty includes technical support, parts and labor as part of its HP Total Care portfolio of services. HP Total Care delivers live online chat with support agents, as fast as one-hour email response and toll-free 24x7 technical support. Customers who want added reassurance beyond the first year of ownership can purchase an extended service plan for an additional one or two years.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2005, HP revenue totaled $85.2 billion. More information about HP is available at the HP website.