HP showcases 20 inch entertainment notebook
By Mike Hanlon
May 9, 2007
May 10, 2007 HP overnight introduced a wide range of mobile computing devices, services and infrastructure designed to enhance individual connectivity. The world’s largest notebook vendor showed 13 new notebook models, including a sleek, ultra-light Tablet PC but the star of the show was undoubtedly a 20-inch entertainment notebook. The new HP Pavilion HDX Notebook PC is a very impressive unit, using the big 20.1-inch diagonal display, which is capable of true HD 1080p resolution, with a range of home theatre features including quality speakers, a full-sized keyboard with number pad and a pop-out remote control for watching movies on the very stylish, dare we say iMac-esque, machine. Check out the photo library - this is both beautiful and functional.
The HDX made its debut at the third annual HP Mobility Summit, held this year in Shanghai.
Other products and services introduced include mobile device management software, mobile messaging and collaboration services, and 3G mobile video solutions, including messaging and mobile blogging services.
HP also announced “mscape,” a prototype software suite and website that overlays digital sight, sounds and interactions on the physical world to create immersive and interactive experiences.
”Rather than simply enabling products with wireless connectivity, HP is helping customers make connections to the people and information that are important to them,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “These connections increasingly include rich digital media such as full motion video, graphics and voice for a real-time interactive experience, and HP is providing the devices, services and IT infrastructure to make this happen.”
In addition to multi-media features, the new HP Pavilion consumer notebook PCs feature eye-catching designs with “Radiance,” an HP Imprint pattern with subtle lines across the surface of the notebook to hint at the interconnectedness of work and play.
The new ultra-thin HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC combines conventional notebook productivity and tablet PC flexibility into a single convertible notebook. In addition, it offers an optional integrated camera for convenient video conferencing and image capture, an HP NightLight on the keyboard to improve visibility in low light, and integrated business card reader software. It also features a silver finish with brushed aluminum accents and incorporates the latest technologies, such as an Illumi-Lite display for weight and power consumption savings.
HP’s business notebook lineup is among the industry’s first to feature Intel® Centrino® Pro Mobile technology, which offers built-in remote manageability and proactive security. The notebooks also include HP security innovations such as Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, a full volume encryption technology that renders the hard drive unreadable if the notebook or hard drive is lost or stolen.
Additionally, six of the seven new business notebook series boast a choice of mobile broadband connectivity options, and the new ultra-light notebooks will support CDMA 1xEV-DO Revision A, which offers a higher EV-DO connection speed.