HP today marked the broadest and most innovative notebook rollout in its history with the introduction of 16 new models designed with new materials and software features that enrich the user experience.
Unveiled at its Connecting Your World event, the newly redesigned notebook families are available in an array of sizes and configurations - including the all-new HP EliteBook premium series ? providing a broad selection of mobile computing options to meet the personal style and performance needs of most anyone.
HP?s new lineup of consumer notebooks features the sleek new liquid-metallic HP Imprint 2 surface design, while the durable, aircraft-inspired HP EliteBook is one of 10 additions to the company?s business notebook portfolio.
HP notebooks are designed with the environment in mind, with energy-efficient features and select materials for easier recycling. For example, several HP notebooks are available with the choice of an optional mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display, which is lighter and more energy efficient than standard notebook display technology. HP has set a goal to remove all mercury ? a material commonly found in notebook screens ? from its entire notebook line by the end of 2010.
The HP notebook lineup is also one of the first to offer a choice of the latest processor technologies, including AMD Turion 64 X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processors and the Intel Centrino 2 and Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology.
HP consumer notebooks deliver exquisite design and powerful entertainment
HP Pavilion Entertainment notebooks set a new standard in notebook design with unexpected innovations such as invisible ?magic chrome? controls that light up and become fully interactive upon power up, and intuitive, one-click access to high-definition TV, photos, movies and music from nearly any location through HP QuickPlay.
Smooth lines, optional HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen flush-glass screens, along with color-matched keyboards and touch pads create a frameless, thin and elegant appearance.
Previously available only in HP business-class notebooks, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection is now built into the new HP Pavilion notebook series targeting consumers. This technology automatically detects if a notebook has been dropped and, while the notebook is on its journey to the floor, automatically stops the hard drive from spinning, helping to prevent the loss of files and data. The series also offers consumers the option of a high-speed eSATA interface for backing up data to external storage drives.
?The ENERGY STAR-qualified HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC packs the latest technology into a 14.1-inch diagonal display. Already lightweight and power-efficient, an HP SmartBay enables the use of an included weight saver in place of the optical drive for even greater mobility. Entertainment-ready, the HP Pavilion dv4 offers a choice of integrated TV tuner and Blu-ray optical drive, delivering a portable high-definition experience. Other options include broadband wireless for those who wish to stay connected without a wireless hotspot, and a brighter, mercury-free LED display.
?For users seeking an ideal balance among mobility, performance and screen size, the HP Pavilion dv5 Entertainment Notebook PC delivers a mid-size, 15.4-inch diagonal display, exquisite design and powerful entertainment with optional discrete graphics from NVIDIA.
?The HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment Notebook PC?s 17-inch diagonal display and sleek design deliver powerful high-definition entertainment for TV, photos, movies and music with full-size realism that makes it an ideal alternative to desktop PCs. The HP Pavilion dv7 brings together a rich set of standard features such as premium multi-channel audio and options such as subwoofer, Blu-ray optical drive, built-in TV tuner and robust graphics from ATI and NVIDIA.
Pricing and availability ?The HP Pavilion dv4t (Intel) Series Entertainment Notebook PCs start at $999 and will be available beginning later this month. The HP Pavilion dv4z (AMD) Series Entertainment Notebook PCs start at $799 and are expected to be available beginning in September.
?Both the HP Pavilion dv5t (Intel) Series Entertainment Notebook PCs, starting at $899, and the HP Pavilion dv5z (AMD) Series Entertainment Notebook PCs, starting at $699, will be available later this month.
?The HP Pavilion dv7t (Intel) Series Entertainment Notebook PCs start at $1,229 and will be available later this month, while the HP Pavilion dv7z (AMD) Series Entertainment Notebook PCs start at $949 and are expected to be available in July.
Style made simple and affordable
Designed for those on the go, the versatile HP Compaq Presario notebook PC line includes a new industrial design and HP Imprint 2 surface finish, a range of optical drives, built-in wireless technologies and high-quality audio, webcam and analog microphone capabilities.
?The Compaq Presario CQ45 Series Notebook PC is a powerful system that pays equal attention to design and performance. The 14.1-inch diagonal display offers a built-in TV tuner, optional Blu-ray and discrete graphics technology that bring together the paramount combination of consumer entertainment and notebook computing.
?The Compaq Presario CQ40 and CQ50 Series Notebook PCs are 14.1-inch and 15.4-inch diagonal display notebooks, respectively. Versatile and affordable, the notebooks are built to travel, offering essential mobile and wireless technologies.
Pricing and availability ?The Compaq Presario CQ45 and CQ40 Series Notebook PC availability and pricing varies by region. ?Compaq Presario CQ50 Series Notebook PCs start at $499 and will be available later this month.
Elite mobile professionals
For the mobile professional who wants to make a statement, the premium HP EliteBook features the sleek and durable HP DuraCase ? a brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing combined with a magnesium alloy chassis engineered to meet MIL-STD 810F military-standard durability tests.
The HP EliteBook is built for the corporate road warrior, with a protective coating of anodized aluminum on the palm-rest surface that is six times more scratch-resistant than that used in previous notebooks. These materials also are highly recyclable, facilitating environmentally responsible disposal at end of life.
Designed with the latest mobile technologies, the HP EliteBook also features HP QuickLook 2 software, HP SpareKey and HP File Sanitizer for the ultimate in convenience and security, as well as shock-resistant hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard to help protect data against bumps, drops and spills.
The initial ENERGY STAR qualified HP EliteBook configuration weighs only 4.7 pounds (2.1 kilograms). It features a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen display and is available with an optional mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display. Setting a new standard for on-the-move productivity, the HP EliteBook 6930p provides up to 15 hours of combined battery life with optional Ultra Capacity battery.
The newly redesigned business notebook ?b?-series is distinguished by its silver finish and magnesium alloy support structure. The new design offers an ideal combination of features for mainstream business mobility, in a choice of 14.1-inch or 15.4-inch diagonal displays with Intel or AMD processors.
?HP Compaq 6530b and HP Compaq 6535b ? These notebooks are designed for business professionals who commute, move around the office for meetings or travel occasionally. The 6530b and 6535b are highly mobile and offer the latest Intel and AMD processors to fit customer connection needs when using HP Mobile Broadband, Wi-Fi certified WLAN and Bluetooth wireless technology. With a 14.1-inch diagonal display, a magnesium alloy support structure and a starting weight of 5.3 pounds (2.41 kilograms), these durable notebooks provide a solution for on-the-go schedules without compromising functionality, security or performance.
?HP Compaq 6730b and HP Compaq 6735b ? Aimed at professionals who want a large 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display, enhanced security and extensive connectivity with HP Mobile Broadband, the 6730b and 6735b feature the latest Intel and AMD processors with HP Universal Accessory compatibility. With a starting weight of only 5.9 pounds (2.69 kilograms), both devices are sturdy in form and composition.
The standard ?s?-series features a satin, reflective, black-on-black finish to modernize the look and feel of the classic business notebook. HP s-series notebooks are loaded with strong security features, including HP ProtectTools Security Manager. Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools encodes information on the hard drive to make sensitive information unreadable if a notebook is lost or stolen.
For added data security, s-series notebooks feature HP File Sanitizer as well as HP 3D DriveGuard, which uses a three-axis accelerometer to detect sudden movement and initiate protective action, helping protect the notebook?s hard drive against bumps or drops.
?HP Compaq 6530s and HP Compaq 6535s ? The 6530s and 6535s offer small business customers flexibility with an entry-level, mainstream notebook for a dispersed workforce. These notebooks include Intel or AMD processors to offer a variety of options for mobility and longer battery life. Keeping connected through Wi-Fi certified WLAN and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology, customers can choose between the 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen anti-glare WXGA display or an HP BrightView display that improves brightness, contrast and clarity.
?HP Compaq 6730s and HP Compaq 6735s ? Also for the small business and moworkforce, the 6730s and 6735s offer a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display include a choice of Intel or AMD processors to meet high demands for performance and connectivity. Offering Wi-Fi certified WLAN and integrated Bluetooth wiretechnology, customers can send and receive emails or access the Internet ? at work, ahome or at their favorite hotspots.
?HP Compaq 6830s ? This notebook offers a 17-inch diagonal widescreen display, the largest of the series. The 6830s also features extensive connectivity and additional graphic applications, including ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 with 128/256 MB of GDDR2 for video memory and 3D gaming, as well as ATI HyperMemory, expanding graphics memory with system memory to optimize performance. It includes the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors.