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Notebook News: HP Introduces 17-inch EliteBook 8730w and 8530p Notebooks
      #31049 - 08/11/08 08:57 AM

For users who like their notebooks big, HP today introduced three new mobile workstations (their term for desktop replacement notebooks) - the HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor Display and the HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation, the HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC, a customer calibration kit for the now-shipping DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display, and two additional (22-inch and 24-inch) displays.

Here is more info on the new HP notebooks:


Mobile workstations for the ultimate creative professional

Designed for the most sophisticated graphic-intensive applications, the new HP EliteBook 8730w is the only mobile workstation on the market to offer a 17-inch diagonal HP DreamColor Display, which offers over 16 million colors, a significant improvement to the 260,000 available colors on traditional notebook PCs. The notebook also offers an Intel quad-core processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory and NVIDIA?s next generation of Quadro FX cards with up to 1 GB dedicated video memory.



HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation Specs:

Operating system Preinstalled:
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate 321
Genuine Windows Vista Business 321
Genuine Windows Vista Business 641
Genuine Windows Vista Business with
downgrade to Windows XP Professional custom installed

FreeDOS

Supported:
Genuine Windows XP Professional 32/64

Certified:
SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 3.06 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache) or Intel Core 2 quad-core mobile processors

Chipset
Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced (supports Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology)

Memory
DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total

Internal Storage
160/250 GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD, 160/250/320 GB 7200 rpm SATA HDD (with HP 3D DriveGuard

Upgrade Bay
Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive or 9.5 mm second hard drive: Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/?RW SuperMulti DL, DVD+/?RW
SuperMulti DL LightScribe, DVD-ROM; 250 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 320 GB 7200 rpm HDD

Display
WSXGA+ WVA (1680 x 1050), or WUXGA WVA (1920 x 1200), or WUXGA RGB LED WVA (1920 x 1200) (LED panel is
DreamColor Panel available only with NVIDIA graphics)

Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M with 1 GB of video memory, NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M with 512 MB of video memory, or
ATI Mobitilty FireGL V5725 with 256 MB of video memory

Audio
High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dual-microphone array

Wireless support
Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n; Bluetooth 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant

Communications Intel Gigabit Network Connection7 (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem

Expansion slots
1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Media Card Reader

Ports and connectors
4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, eSATA, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-
11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet, docking connector, secondary battery connector

Input device
Full-sized keyboard with separate numeric keypad, enhanced dual pointing devices (touchpad and pointstick) with scroll zone,
optional 2 MP Webcam with Business Card Reader Software

Manageability
Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology capable, HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista only), HP Client Manager Software, HP Client Configuration Management Agent, HP OpenView PC Configuration Management Solutions, HP Performance Tuning.Framework

Security
Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools , integrated Smart Card Reader;
Optional: Kensington lock, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution

Dimensions (h ? w ? d)
1.3 in (at front) x 15.5 in x 11.1 in

Weight
Starting at: 7.6 lb (weight will vary by configuration)

Power
8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery, 150W or 120W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge

Expansion Solutions
HP Advanced Docking Station, HP Docking Station, HP Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand



The HP EliteBook 8530w and HP EliteBook 8530p add professional graphics capabilities in a convenient mobile format, making the notebooks ideal for extreme power users in fields such as animation, video production, broadcasting, photography, design and engineering. Both systems include a 15.4-inch diagonal display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 8 GB of memory. Additionally, HP EliteBook 8530w supports Intel quad-core mobile processors.



HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation Specs:

Operating system Preinstalled:
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate 321
Genuine Windows Vista Business 321
Genuine Windows Vista Business 641
Genuine Windows Vista Business with
downgrade to Windows XP Professional custom installed

FreeDOS

Supported:
Genuine Windows XP Professional 32/64

Certified:
SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Processor
Intel Core2 Duo (up to 3.06 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache) or Core2 quad-core mobile processors

Chipset
Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced (supports Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology)

Memory
DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total

Internal storage
120/160/250 GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD, 160/250/320 GB 7200 rpm SATA HDD (with HP 3D DriveGuard)

Upgrade Bay
Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive or 9.5 mm second hard drive: Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/?RW SuperMulti DL, DVD+/?RW
SuperMulti DL LightScribe, DVD-ROM; 250 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 320 GB 7200 rpm HDD

Display
15.4-inch diagonal WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050), 15.4-inch diagonal WUXGA+ (1920 x 1200)

Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M with 512 MB of video memory or ATI Mobitilty FireGL V5700 with 256 MB of video memory

Audio
High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dual-microphone array

Wireless support
Optional HP un2400 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service); Intel
802.11a/b/g/draft-n; Bluetooth 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant

Communications
Intel Gigabit Network Connection8 (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem

Expansion slots
1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Media Card Reader

Ports and connectors
4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, eSATA, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet, docking connector, secondary battery connector

Input devices
Full-sized keyboard, enhanced dual pointing devices (touchpad and pointstick) with scroll zone, optional 2 MP Webcam11 with Business Card Reader Software

Manageability
Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology capable, HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista only), HP Client Manager Software, HP Client Configuration Management Agent, HP OpenView PC Configuration Management Solutions, HP Performance Tuning Framework

Security
Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools , integrated Smart Card Reader;
Optional: Kensington lock, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution

Dimensions (h ? w ? d)
1.1 in (at front) x 14.0 in x 10.4 in

Weight
Starting at: 6.3 lb (weight will vary by configuration)

Power
8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery,120W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge

Expansion solutions
HP Advanced Docking Station, HP Docking Station, HP Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand


Incorporating the latest mobile technologies and engineered to meet multiple durability tests, the EliteBook series features the HP DuraCase, a visually appealing, brushed anodized aluminum exterior combined with a magnesium alloy chassis designed for maximum protection to keep the PC looking good, longer.

Pricing and availability

The HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation is expected to be available later this month at the starting U.S. list price of $1,699. The HP EliteBook 8530 series is expected to be available in September starting at $1,499.

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More about the new displays:

Delivering on DreamColor display technology

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx Display, the world?s first affordable, color-critical display, was developed through a first-of-its-kind technology collaboration between HP and DreamWorks Animation SKG. The 24-inch diagonal HP DreamColor liquid crystal display (LCD) provides a range of more than 1 billion colors in a 30-bit, LED-backlit widescreen display.

The new HP DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution, now shipping as an option, allows users of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx Display to custom calibrate color settings beyond the built-in factory pre-sets. The solution includes a customized DreamColor colorimeter and calibration software.

The DreamColor Display becomes even more powerful when combined with the new generation of 30-bit graphics accelerator cards ? such as the ATI FireGL V7700 ? for the most advanced application performance and visualization beyond 3D. The ATI FireGL V7700 delivers true 30-bit color, enabling never-before-achieved color palette ranges. When the display is combined with a 30-bit card, the user can both generate and display content using the full pallet of more than 1 billion colors, providing unrivaled color accuracy and the smoothest color transitions.

Widescreen displays for workstation users

The new HP LP2475w 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor and the HP LP2275w 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor are designed for workstation users who appreciate an expansive presentation for graphics, video and data projects. With high-resolution onscreen presentation, the monitors also offer a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and extra-bright screens.

The LP2475w holds a sharp resolution at 1,920 x 1,200 and has a 102 percent color gamut; the LP2275w has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 with a 92 percent color range. Both displays have wide viewing angles and feature height adjustment, tilt, swivel and 90-degree pivot rotation ? including a built-in HP Quick Release stand that enables wall and arm mounting for panoramic presentation. Both displays also meet stringent ENERGY STAR guidelines and are EPEAT Silver registered.

Pricing and availability

The HP LP 2275w 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor is available today and the HP LP2475w 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor is expected to be available in North America in September for estimated starting U.S. street prices of $459 to $649, respectively. The HP DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution is now available for Microsoft Windows users for a price of $349. It is expected to be available for Macintosh users in September.







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