HP Infuses New Consumer PCs with Latest Technologies
HP today announced new consumer notebook and desktop PCs that offer ground-breaking technologies such as HP CoolSense Technology and Beats Audio.
- For mobile computing, HP combines the performance of a notebook with the mobility of a netbook in the sleek HP Pavilion dm1.
- The powerful HP ENVY 17 now features advanced cooling technology and the latest graphics. The HP ENVY 3D 17 also offers a free software which converts 2D content into 3D realism.
- The HP Pavilion desktop and notebook PC lines provide superb performance with future second generation Intel Core processors and AMD Radeon graphics technology. Select HP Pavilion desktops and notebooks also feature Beats Audio, a unique, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre.
- The latest version of HP’s exclusive TouchSmart software will be available via a free download for previous generation TouchSmart PCs namely, TouchSmart and TouchSmart.
- The HP Mini 210 line includes two new fashionable plaid designs in two shades - iceberry and raspberry.
HP Pavilion dm1
Ideal for the mobile user, the thin and light HP Pavilion dm1 delivers notebook performance in a compact, stylish design.
Measuring less than 1-inch thin with an 11.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView display, the HP Pavilion dm1 features HP CoolSense Technology, which combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software for a notebook that feels noticeably cooler. The technology automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a user’s personal preferences.
For a smooth 1080p, full HD viewing experience, the HP Pavilion dm1 includes the latest VISION Technology from AMD - powered by an AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) - which integrates a Microsoft DirectX 11-capable GPU into the main processor.
With up to 10.75 hours of battery life, the HP Pavilion dm1 includes a full-size, island-style keyboard for typing comfort and Dolby Advanced Audio for optimal playback for movies, music and games.
The HP Pavilion dm1 offers up to 750 gigabytes (GB) of storage for photos, music and video, optional GPS for mapping and navigation, and an optional external Blu-ray disc player.
The HP Pavilion dm1 is also certified by Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), which allows users to integrate all their entertainment needs in a single network and access multimedia content wirelessly among all DLNA certified devices at work or play.
HP ENVY 17
The powerful HP ENVY 17, first introduced in May, now also features HP CoolSense Technology, making it the first high-performance HP PC with advanced cooling technology.
Switchable graphics technology alternates between integrated graphics and Mobility Radeon HD 6850M discrete graphics (with 1GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory) for enhanced performance and battery life. Coupled with future second generation Intel Core processors, the HP ENVY 17 and HP ENVY 17 3D notebooks are the ultimate multimedia machines, which leverage Intel Wireless Display technology to share content wirelessly from the notebook PC to TV’s and other screens.
The HP ENVY features Beats Audio and an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for superior sound quality, a stunning, 17.3-inch diagonal, HD BrightView display, and up to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity.
Powered by Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD) TriDef 3D Experience Ignition Game Player, users can now convert 2D content such as games, videos and photos to 3D realism for the ultimate gaming and immersive entertainment experience on the HP ENVY 17 3D notebooks. The Tridef 3D software can be downloaded for free from www.ddd.com/hp-envy until 30 June 2011.
HP Brings Increased Power and Beats Audio to Pavilion Lines
The future second-generation Intel Core processors and AMD Radeon graphics technology will be included on the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebook PCs and the HP Pavilion p6700, Slimline s5700 and Elite HPE-500 series desktop PCs. The HP ENVY 17 and ENVY 3D 17 notebooks as well as the Elite HPE-series desktop PCs will also include the ATI Eyefinity technology, HP’s multi-screen display capability. . This feature allows users to expand programs, run several applications or enjoy a more intense gaming experience on side-by-side monitors.
Already available on the HP ENVY notebook line, the new HP Pavilion Elite HPE desktop PCs, HP TouchSmart and HP Pavilion dv7, Beats Audio was created by Beats by Dr. Dre co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to restore the emotion that is missing from digital music. Working in collaboration with HP, Iovine and Dr. Dre tuned and applied the signature Beats sound profile across HP's premium laptop and desktop lines to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.
Latest version of TouchSmart Software Available for Previous Generation TouchSmart PCs
Introduced in September 2010, the latest version of HP’s exclusive TouchSmart software transforms the desktop into a personal canvas, featuring multilayered wallpapers and a new “Carousel” design that allows users to easily locate applications and content – all with the touch of a finger. In addition to applications from Twitter and RecipeBox, the software also features a built-for-touch Facebook application and direct access to the HP TouchSmart Apps Center.
Consumers who own a TouchSmart or TouchSmart can upgrade to the latest version of the TouchSmart software via a free download in the “Support and Drivers” section on www.hp.com.
HP Mini 210
The expanded HP Mini 210 line includes two stylish plaid designs – iceberry and raspberry.
Powered by an Intel Atom processor, the affordable companion PC is less than 1-inch thin, comes standard with an inline six-cell battery and provides up to 10.75 hours of battery life. It features a fashionable design and a sleek HP Imprint finish available in four colors – charcoal, crimson red, luminous rose and ocean drive.
In 2011, most HP consumer desktops, notebooks and minis will ship with free 60-day Norton Internet Security protection. New features include integrated parental controls and proactive performance alerts that indicate when an application is slowing down the PC, so that changes can be made to improve performance.
Pricing and availability
- The HP Pavilion dm1 is expected to be available from mid January in selected Asia Pacific countires with a starting price of US$449.99.
- The updated HP ENVY 17 and HP ENVY 17 3D are expected to be available from end February, with a starting price of US$1699.00 and US$2099.00 respectively. Additional information about the HP ENVY range is available at www.hp.com/apac/envy.
- The HP Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 are expected to be available from mid January in Asia Pacific with a starting price of US$1099.00 and US$1199.00 respectively.
- The HP Pavilion p6700, Pavilion Slimline s5700 and HPE-500 series desktop PCs are expected to be available from January. The respective starting price for HP Pavilion p6700 and Pavilion Slimline s5700 is from US$499.00 and HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500 series is from US$599.00.
- The latest version of TouchSmart software will be available for download starting January.
- New designs on the HP Mini 210 are expected to be available from mid January with a starting price of US$399.00.