HP today announced Windows 7 is available across its portfolio of consumer and business PCs. In addition, HP will provide customers with advanced tools and services to assist their transition to the new operating system. HP has worked with Microsoft to give customers the "7 Days of 7" program, which offers special discounts on select HP consumer and business PCs from Oct. 22 to 29. More details are available at www.hp.com/go/windows7
PC can run up to three times faster while consuming only half the energy compared to previous versions. Business notebooks feature start-up times up to 41 percent faster and shut-down times up to 30 percent faster. Connecting an HP printer and accessories also is simplified with the automatic search and installation technology in Windows 7, so customers can be up and ready faster.
HP is hosting a series of free Windows 7 Experts Days, where more than 45 experts from HP, Symantec and other companies will answer questions and share tips to help customers get the most out of Windows 7 and HP printers, desktops and notebooks. The first session is scheduled for Nov. 5.
HP offers agents trained in Windows 7 and dedicated phone lines for efficient customer support. The company?s consumer and business support boards, where community members and HP employees exchange tips and answers, will address questions about Windows 7.
HP?s first Windows 7 multitouch certified monitor for businesses now available
HP also introduced the HP Compaq L2105tm Widescreen Touchscreen Monitor, its first Windows 7 multitouch certified monitor. The monitor?s optical touch panel technology can increase the speed and efficiency of work performance and productivity by allowing inputs to be recognized quickly, accurately and without drift. One finger is used to scroll through screens, while two fingers can replace a mouse to perform common multitouch gestures. The HP Compaq L2105tm also includes a hard stylus that tucks away neatly into the side of the monitor for easy storage.
Available tomorrow, the HP Compaq L2105tm Touchscreen Monitor starts at $299.
Also available for Windows 7 based PCs is the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator, a tool to help reduce the environmental impact ? and costs ? of computing. In just a few clicks, customers can estimate how applying power-saving technologies or upgrading to more efficient features can lower power bills, energy use and carbon footprints.
Recently announced consumer and business products available with Windows 7 include:
* touch-enabled PCs ? HP TouchSmart 300 and 600 PCs, HP TouchSmart tx2 notebook PC and the HP TouchSmart 9100 for business; * thin and light and premium notebooks ? HP ProBook 5310m, HP Pavilion dm3, and HP ENVY 13 and 15; * desktop PCs ? HP Elite 7000 Business Desktop PC, HP Compaq 6000 and 6005 Pro, Compaq 500B and 505B, HP ProBook 6545b; and * new companion PCs ? HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje, HP Mini 311 and HP Pavilion MS200.
Pricing and availability
Windows 7 Onsite Upgrade Service is expected to be available Nov. 1 in the United States at the following price per PC seat: 1-10 seats at $199 each, 11-50 seats at $189, 51-100 seats at $179 and 100+ seats at $169.