HP Introduces New Range Of Computing Products
September 16, 2008 9:27am CST
HP has announced the entertainment-rich HP HDX16 and HDX18 notebook PCs, the TouchSmart IQ800 series PC with a 25.5-inch diagonal screen and an array of PC accessories. “HP’s new consumer notebooks and TouchSmart PC deliver smart and creative ways to engage the wealth of photos, videos, music and entertainment that was previously stuck on our PCs gathering digital dust,” said Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP is developing new products and solutions that help make connecting to people and information simple and fun and create a truly personalized computing experience.” The HDX16 is a midsize notebook with a 16-inch diagonal widescreen with 720- or 1,080-pixel resolution display. The HDX18 has an 18.4-inch diagonal Ultra BrightView 1080-pixel screen and enthusiast-class graphics capabilities. The HP Touchsmart IQ800 PC is a sleek all-in-one touchscreen desktop that can double as a TV with a huge 25.5-inch diagonal high-definition wide screen. With the natural user touch interface of the HP TouchSmart, users can quickly check the weather; play music and create playlists; crop, edit and share photos; or watch TV with only a tap or swipe of a finger. The wall mountable TouchSmart PC includes an image resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and a slot-load Blu-ray player. The IQ800 series also features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and uses HP power management technology to provide up to 45 percent energy savings compared to PCs without power management enabled. Other features built into the series include a webcam; colored HP Ambient Light; media card reader; large-capacity, high-speed hard drive; an HP Pocket Media Drive Bay for adding an additional hard drive and premium speakers. Designed for gamers, HP’s new gaming mice – the HDX Laser Mouse and Laser Gaming Mouse with VoodooDNA – offer up to five levels of on-the-fly sensitivity, allowing gamers to adjust dots-per-inch (dpi) settings up to 3,200 dpi in-game. Using the five programmable buttons and VoodooDNA GUI software, gamers can preset five different macros with five unique profiles for up to 25 different combinations of ultimate game-playing flexibility. The spill-resistant HP Wireless Comfort Keyboard and Mouse combo provides wave-shaped keyboard design, cushioned wrist rest and three different adjustable heights designed for better comfort while typing. The keyboard features 31 hotkeys while the mouse features a four-way-tilt scroll wheel and two programmable buttons along with an asymmetric design for better ergonomics and comfort.