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April 3, 2008

HP Elite Autofocus Webcam

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April 4, 2008 A webcam with up to 12-megapixel still photo resolution, a 17-inch diagonal flat-panel monitor and a range of customizable desktop PCs which allow consumers to mix and match options are among the highlights from HP's new line-up.

Designed as an entertainment PC the HP Pavilion Elite m9200t customizable PC features the HP Easy Backup button to quickly backup files as well as a variety of options including up to a 1TB hard drive and a Blu-ray DVD writer. Extra storage options include two built-in drive bays.

The HP Pavilion a6460t customizable PC is ENERGY STAR qualified and features an 80 PLUS power supply with entertainment options such as an available Intel Core 2 Quad Processor, wireless LAN card and a TV tuner to watch, record and pause live TV. HP is also offering the enhanced HP Pavilion a6400z customizable PC which can be configured for as low as US$299 with a 1.8 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 graphics cards, 1GB of memory and a 250 GB hard drive.

The Compaq Presario line of retail desktop PCs also has been updated to include the Compaq Presario SR5450F, which offers a front-panel 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 GB of memory and Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor for under $500.

HP has also released the Media Vault mv2120 designed to make the protection, sharing and connecting to digital content and Internet entertainment – from home or on the go – as easy as possible. It is intended for central storage, content sharing and backup of all computers on a home or small business network. The mv2120 can be set to automatically back up important media and digital files weekly, daily or continuously.

The mv2120 also offers some of the features found in the HP MediaSmart Server, including Photo Webshare, iTunes server and remote access. With Photo Webshare, a photo-sharing website can be created on the Media Vault, while with iTunes server, an iTunes music library can be centralized for playback on any computer running iTunes on the network. Remote access grants designated users enhanced security for accessing important files on the network from any Internet-connected computer. Additionally, the mv2120 offers low power consumption and a smart energy-saving drive spin down feature. It ships with 500 GB capacity, but HP also recently introduced the HP Media Vault mv5100 Pro series, available in 1 TB and 1.5 TB capacities aimed at small businesses.

To accompany its new desktop PCs, HP has also introduced the HP w1707 Vivid Color 17-inch diagonal flat-panel monitor, which offers a high-quality widescreen picture with a BrightView panel, and the new HP Elite Autofocus Webcam, which can record videos and snap high-resolution photos with a resolution of up to 12-megapixels using a 3-megapixel core sensor.

The HP Pavilion customizable desktop PCs can be customized direct from HP or through kiosks located at retail outlets across the US. The HP Pavilion Elite m9200t customizable PC is currently available starting at US$799. The HP Pavilion a6460t ENERGY STAR PC starts at $549, while the the HP Pavilion a6400z customizable PC is currently available starting at $299. The Compaq Presario SR5450F and the HP Elite Autofocus Webcam are expected to be available April 6 starting at $459 and $99 respectively. The HP Media Vault mv2120 is currently available starting at $299 and the HP w1707 Vivid Color Monitor is currently available at $180.

For further info visit HP.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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