The countdown to Black Friday has begun, as HP kicked off the holiday festivities today with the introduction of a range of consumer products — from personal, stylish devices that help protect and preserve digital memories, to the ultimate in high-definition digital entertainment PCs and TVs. Highlighting the offerings is a powerful, all-in-one touchscreen PC that allows families to organize their busy lives with a shared family calendar or access entertainment content with just one touch. Also new is a consumer notebook that boasts 1080p resolution for a superb mobile entertainment experience.
“Consumer electronics are at the top of holiday wish lists this year and HP offers an innovative and stylish line up of gifts aimed at empowering consumers to create, share and publish their content, their way,” says John Solomon, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Consumer Business, HP. “Whether they want to capture and print photos or enjoy the simplicity of a touchscreen computing experience, HP delivers best-in-class solutions to meet their needs.”
TouchSmart IQ775 PC. Featuring AMD64 dual-core processing with AMD LIVE! Smarter Digital Entertainment and a 19-inch diagonal LCD adjustable display, this PC allows users to quickly and easily check the weather, edit and view photos, personalize notes, manage family schedules, access favorite Web sites) or watch favorite recorded or live TV shows. Estimated U.S. retail price of $1,599.
Photosmart R937 Digital Camera. This digicam includes a 3.6-inch touchscreen — the largest on a compact digital camera. Editing images in-camera is easy with a virtual keyboard that can be used to crop photos, insert captions and add Microsoft Vista-compatible tags to share photos via email. Estimated U.S. retail price of $299.
iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion. Featuring a unique high-resolution 3D navigation experience, Bluetooth wireless capabilities and a premium entertainment system, the sleek Travel Companion is great for any frequent business or vacation traveler and offers an easy-to-use navigation system with text-to-speech guidance and online trip planning tools, travelers can research, create and share personalized trip plans to download onto the device. Estimated U.S. retail price of $449.
MediaSmart Server. A central, safe location to keep the entire family’s digital media and files with easy access from any networked PC, in or outside the home. Estimated U.S. retail price of $599 for 500GB and $749 for 1TB.
Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC. Showcasing the exclusive HP Imprint finish “Dragon” design, this notebook combines home theater, mobility and powerful performance in a 20.1-inch diagonal high-resolution Ultra BrightView LCD display that is capable of 1080p resolution and an easily adjustable screen for optimal viewing preference and comfort. Estimated U.S. retail price starts at $2,999.
MediaSmart LCD HDTV. A fully networked television that allows consumers to stream photos, music and videos from their PCs to an HD LCD display, the set has built-in wireless connectivity and provides access to online services such as CinemaNow, Estimated U.S. retail price for the 42-inch diagonal model is $1,999 and $2,499 for the 47-inch diagonal models