HP unveils 2009 line
January 11, 2009 HP has released the details of its 09 lineup at CES, outlining new notebooks, a desktop PC, a gaming keyboard, a server, and a photo printing app for iPhone.
The HP Pavilion dv2, dv3, dv6 and dv7 are lightweight consumer notebooks designed for entertainment. The inch-thick dv2 weighs less than four pounds and has a high-capacity hard drive of up to 500GB. The slightly heavier dv3 sports a 13.3-inch diagonal BrightView backlit LED display, features extended battery life, and is housed in magnesium casing. The dv6 and dv7 have 16:9 widescreen displays, supported by a 16-inch screen on the dv6 and a 17.3-inch screen on the dv7. The dv7 also features an improved graphics processor.
HP is also expanding its Mini line with the 2140 (discussed further here), and releasing the Mini 1000 Mi (Mobile Internet Experience) Edition in the US. The Mini 1000 Mi Edition uses a Linux-based interface and includes an Ethernet jack, two USB ports, Wi-Fi and optional Bluetooth wireless capabilities.
Building on the success of the Blackbird 002, the Firebird with Voodoo DNA features an advanced thermal management liquid-cooling system to make the PC more efficient and less noisy. HP TouchSmart PCs can be customised to suit a user’s preferences for processor speed, hard drive capacity and video card – consumers can also opt for a Blu-ray optical drive, a DVD module and the introduction of multi-touch gestures.
Other HP announcements include the Wi-Fi Display 8-inch digital picture frame, a line of desktop mice, the backlit Gaming Keyboard with Voodoo DNA and fully-programmable keys, two lines of calculators, a free photo printing app called iPrint Photo, and the MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487, which automatically centralizes and stores data on PCs and Macs. The server manages AV content and can be used to publish photos to social networking sites, remotely stream photos and music to any Internet-connected computer, centralize iTunes libraries, and back up networked computers.
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