HP Unveils New Consumer PCs and Connected Business Computing Portfolio

Lineup of commercial products and solutions provide productivity, reliability and value

HP Unveils Connected Business Computing Portfolio

HP today unveiled a lineup of business products and solutions that are transforming organizations by enabling users to connect to information and each other. The products were showcased as part of 'A New HP World', a regional event to launch HP‘s 2011 line of commercial and consumer products.

Designed with the entire business in mind, HP‘s business notebooks, business PCs, thin clients, and displays, among others, deliver proven reliability and innovation, helping small business and enterprise customers improve productivity and reduce total cost of ownership.

The new portfolio will help address the needs of:

— Mobile professionals who need enhanced system and graphic performance, security and manageability, all with a desktop-like experience.
— Small to midsize businesses looking for a mainstream, cost-effective business PC.
— Environmentally conscious customers seeking simple and affordable productivity in client virtualization or cloud computing environments.
— Educators that need technology-based learning solutions that are scalable and designed with the environment in mind.
— Creative artists and engineers who require compute-intensive performance and best-in-class displays to bring their ideas to life.
— Healthcare providers that require powerful, secure and highly reliable systems that help advance simplified patient care.
— Retailers looking to enhance the customer experience, optimize business efficiencies and improve sales.

Bringing ideas to life

Eric Khoo, a celebrated Singaporean director and producer from Zhao Wei Films, wanted to make a tribute film to Yoshihiro Tatsumi, the man widely credited with starting the gekiga style of alternative comics in Japan.

Khoo travelled to Japan to meet with Tatsumi and discuss creating a full-length animated Japanese feature film on his life and five of his most important stories. Tatsumi, impressed with Khoo‘s passion and determination, gave his blessings to make the film.

Khoo contacted Phil Mitchell, Infinite Frameworks Executive Creative Director, to help him bring Tatsumi‘s stories to life. Mitchell‘s team of artists used the HP Z200 Workstations to hand draw the anime portions of the film. According to Mitchell, the 2D animation that his team created for 'Tatsumi' required immediate interactive feedback; something the HP workstation was able to deliver.

Innovation for small businesses to the enterprise

HP‘s revamped enterprise and small and medium business (SMB) notebook line-up includes new technology aimed at boosting performance and productivity while offering an enriched industrial design that improves notebook quality and reliability.

The company‘s new FORGE (form, optimize, richness, guarded and enduring) design framework ensures HP business notebooks embody a timeless construction, with precision-engineered durability features that are designed with the environment in mind for maximum reliability. Precision aluminium-alloy hinges, cast titanium-alloy display latches and HP DisplaySafe frame are a few of the design highlights behind the FORGE approach.

An excellent choice for small and medium business environments, the HP ProBook notebook PCs balance business functionality with style and affordability. The HP ProBook 4230s features a durable metal frame, advanced multimedia tools for business and home, powerful performance with Intel processors and a complete set of security features – all in a 12.1- inch diagonal design.

Inspired by aerospace craftsmanship and materials, HP EliteBook notebooks PCs blend modern design and precision engineering, yielding a beautiful product that makes no compromises on manageability, durability, or performance. The HP EliteBook 8460p is a top-of-the-line business notebook and features a 14.0-inch diagonal display, Intel technology, and a choice of UMA or performance discrete graphics – all in a highly mobile and new professional design.

Featuring the latest advancements in technology, computing performance and energy efficiency available on the market, the HP Compaq 8200 Elite is designed for businesses looking for maximum desktop performance, options, security and IT control. The HP Compaq 8200 Elite is HP‘s premium business PC, delivering up to 40 percent increased performance and 15 percent faster hard drive access.

Ideal for customers looking to improve productivity and help reduce their environmental impact, HP 5570 Thin Client is the industry‘s first EPEAT Gold registered thin client. The 5500 series thin clients also come with a choice of operating systems and can be quickly configured and deployed with HP Easy Tools – a consistent startup experience that consolidates setup and configuration tools into one guided wizard and four simple steps.

HP experiences in every industry

HP‘s broad range of products and solutions provides a comprehensive user experience – from digital media to medical imaging – helping people turn their personal passions into their professions all over the world.

HP‘s Digital Learning Suite and education solutions help schools prepare students for greater achievement and success, while providing affordable and scalable technologies designed with the environment in mind. With the HP MultiSeat t150 Thin Client, up to ten users can share the power of one PC, decreasing the number of physical PCs needed in an environment(4). Additionally, the cost effective HP Pocket Whiteboard takes the functionality of a standard digital whiteboard and projects it onto almost any flat surface to create up to ten feet of diagonal workspace. HP Classroom Manager software empowers teachers and administrators to keep students on task while improving collaboration by pushing content to notebooks and desktops in the classroom.

HP also provides new technology designed to help retailers meet the needs of shoppers in multichannel retailing environments. The HP Imaging Barcode Scanner is a broadly functional retail device, featuring 1-D and 2-D omni-directional barcode scanning, mobile device scanning and the ability to capture images. The HP LD4201, HP LD4210 and HP LD4710 LCD Digital Signage Displays range from 42 to 47 inches diagonally and are embedded with HP Media Sign Player technology, enabling plug-and-play convenience for dynamic digital advertising.

Innovative displays to do and see more

Featuring a 21.5-inch diagonal display and ultrathin design, the HP Elite L2201x 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor allows mobile workers to connect and easily create a sleek desktop solution while capitalizing on the digital video bandwidth of the DisplayPort connectivity, helping to increase overall business productivity.

Pricing and availability

— The HP ProBook 4230s starts at US$699 and will be available from mid March 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP EliteBook 8460p starts at US$1099 and will be available from mid March 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP Compaq 8200 Elite starts at US$679 and will be available from April 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP 5570 Thin Client starts at US$399 and is available now in Asia Pacific.
— The HP MultiSeat t150 Thin Client starts at US$99 and is available now in Asia Pacific.
— HP Pocket Whiteboard starts at US$899 and will be available from July 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP Imaging Barcode Scanner starts at US$349 and is available now in Asia Pacific.
— The HP LD4201, HP LD4210 and HP LD4710 LCD Digital Signage Displays will be available in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) in March 2011. Prices start at US$1,299 for the HP LD4201, US$1,699 for the HP LD4210 and US$2,399 for the HP LD4710.
— The HP Elite L2201x 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor starts at US$249 and will be available in April 2011 in Asia Pacific.

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