Friday, July 19, 2013

HP UnveilsNext-GenForm Factors for Personal Computing

HP UnveilsNext-GenForm Factors for Personal Computing

    New Delhi,July 17, 2013 —Hewlett-Packard India today announced the launch of six new consumer personal systems products. HP’s new exciting range of touch-enabled devices are designed to deliver extreme performance and maximum mobility, and are aimed at transforming the way people engage and consume content by providing new connected experiences and creating new possibilities.
The products launched today include notebooks, detachables, and All-in-One PCs that give people more flexibility in how they access and share information. They provide seamless integration of technology into peoples’ busy lives through affordable touch technology, multi operating system (OS) options and new form factors.

“People today demand extreme mobility and performance in their computing devices, to access and create content effortlesslyanytime andanywhere,” said Ketan Patel, Director, Consumer Product Category, PPS, HP India.“As India PC market leader, HP is happy to introduce the next-generation of PCs in a variety of form factors. These new products also bringnovel touch experiencesto help people connect, share and create in ways they never imagined.”

Next-generation form factors
The HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 offer the full functionality of a notebook with a removable screen that also is a sleek tablet. By releasing the magnetic hinge, people can move elegantly between the two form factors—tablet and notebook PC. The result is a device that is 100% tablet and 100% notebook all at once.

Powered by the Android and Microsoft® Windows® 8 operating systems, respectively, these versatile two-in-one devices combine power and portability, giving peoplethe flexibility to create, consume and share content in more places. 

The HP SlateBook x2 enablespeople to shift effortlessly from entertainment to work by combining tablet portability with notebook productivity in a sleek, lightweight device that uses the popular Android operating system. With an advanced magnetic hinge design and dual battery system—one battery in the base and one in the tablet—peoplecan easily switch from notebook to tablet and back, even while on the go.

The HP SlateBook x2 features Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2  and delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google Play.(1)

Equipped with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, the SlateBook x2 enables people to access the TegraZone app and experience Tegra 4-optimized games. The 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display delivers crisp lines, sharp images and precision color while reducing glare. The SlateBook x2 also includes up to 64 GB of storage and DTS Sound+ Solution for accessing and enjoying photos, music and videos.

The HP SlateBook x2 is available in India at a price point of INR 39990

The HP Split x2 is a versatile, two-in-one detachable PC that combines power and portability with the Windows® 8 operating system and powerful Intel® Core™  processor family. People can now enjoy a high-performance ultraportable
notebook suited for virtually any intensive task, and a 13-inch tablet that provides unparalleled entertainment capability for games, videos and more.

The vibrant 13.3-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display makes it easier to view and share content with friends and family,play games or enjoy high-quality music with BeatsAudioTM.

An hard disk in the base expands storage capacity while dual batteries allow people to stay ultramobile.

The HP Split x2 offers an eye-catching design with a soft-touch coating that provides a comfortable hold and shows fewer fingerprints. The HP Split x2 also offers exclusive HP innovations such as a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision Full HD(2) webcam and the HP ClickPad for precise multifinger and gesture navigation.
The HP Split x2 is priced at INR 64990.

Touch experience
HP offers an intuitive Windows® 8 touch experience at great value with new All-in-One PCs and powerful consumer notebooks. With products at a range of price points, touch has never been more accessible. People will benefit from new design elements that enhance durability, usability and performance.  

The HP ENVY Rove20 mobile All-in-One PC is the company’s first mobile All-in-One PC, which frees the desktop PC from the desk and allows families and friends to enjoy a shared entertainment experience with a built-in battery, unique design and advanced touch technology.

The HP ENVY Rove20 can easily move from upright to completely horizontal for a tabletop entertainment experience.Using advanced multitouch technology, multiple people can interact with games and more at the same time. Multiplayer games such as Electronic Arts’ Monopoly™, Fingertapps™JigsWar Puzzle, FingertappsMusical Instruments, and nsquaredmakewords are an ease to play when the PC is laid flat.

In addition to sharing games, families and friends can enjoy multimedia content on the  10-point touch enabled 20-inch diagonal IPS widescreen HD+ (1600 x 900) LED backlit display that enables wide viewing angles, rich colors and sharp graphics.Powered by 4thgeneration Intel® Core™ processors, Intel HD graphics and 10-point touch, the HP ENVY Rove20 packs power for productivity tasks and an immersive entertainment experience with the ease of touch interaction and Beats Audio™.It is priced at INR 69,990.

For people on the go, the HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart Notebookempowers them to transform their work, play, and online worlds with the power of touch—all, in a powerfulnotebook that is thin and light enough to take almost anywhere. 

People can interact in a simpler, engaging and more intuitive way at work and play through the 11.6-inch diagonal capacitive touchscreen with 10 point-finger gesture support that maximizes the Windows® 8 experience. The HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart Notebook makes entertainment come alive, and offers an immersive experience with apowerful, quad-core processor and outstanding graphics.

The HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart Notebook,HP’s most affordable touch notebook, adds a touch of sophistication and style with its two-tone look that features an Ano silver lid finish that opens to reveal a midnight black metal interior.
It is priced at INR 31,990.

For thosewho demand technology that is ultraportable with touch and the fastest response to stay up to date on the go, they will appreciate the HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook™ that features up to nine hours of battery life.

With dual speakers, and a subwoofer, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 14is designed for the best sounding, richest audio available on a PC. People can immerse themselves in ultra-realistic games boasting incredible graphics thanks to NVIDIA discrete graphics and 2GB of video memory.
The product is priced at INR 64,990.

Multi OS devices
HP’s new generation PCs offers seamless integration of technology into busy lives by leveraging on an array of operating systems. Products offered with Windows and Android operating systemsare designed to enable different choice points so that people can use what’s familiar and connect with their information on devices that meet their individual needs.

The HP Slate21 All-in-One allows peopleto magnify their Android world at home with a big Full HD(2) touch screen and isideal for family activities, providing easy access to entertainment and productivity features, plus fun Android apps.

Offering a large 21.5-inch Full HD(2)diagonal reclining IPS touchscreen with wide-viewing angles, movie nights just got better as friends and family can easily gather around for a shared entertainment experience.

With dual-band technology, people can stream music or movies and browse the web (1) at the same time, and built-in DTS Sound technology offers a rich concert-like experience. It comes pre-installed with an HP TrueVision HD Webcam and Wireless Direct (3) which enables users to share videos, photos and data between devices without the need for a network connection, and multi-user support with the latest Android OS Jelly Bean 4.2. Additionally, it offers speed and performance with a powerful Tegra 4 quad-core NVIDIA processor, as well as an intuitive optical touchscreen with true pinch and zoom functionality.
HP Slate21 All-in-One is priced at INR 24,990.

HP also added HP Pavilion TouchSmart 20 and HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 to its All-in-One range.

About HP
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(1) Internet service required and not included.
(2) High-definition content is required for high-definition images.
(3)An app or driver may be required to use HP wireless direct. Details are available at Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the printer.

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