HP left no product category untouched as it released a myriad new computing, printing and visual collaboration hardware this week.
At a press event in Sydney, the vendor showcased 35 additions to its products family aimed and consumers and SMBs. With the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 just one week away, HP followed Acer’s lead and unveiled its new all-in-one, touch-enabled PC series.
The HP TouchSmart 600 is a 23-inch high-definition (HD) widescreen computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, while its little brother, TouchSmart 300, has a 20-inch display and runs an AMD Athlon II processor. Both come with a complementary TouchSmart 3.0 software suite to enhance touch capabilities of the new operating system with multimedia applications.
TouchSmart technology was also part of HP’s new Photosmart range. The four printers all feature a pop-up touchscreen display as well as a user-friendly HP Magic Frame interface.
Its standard desktop portfolio has also been ramped up with the Pavilion Elite High Performance Edition (HPE). Directed at gamers and multimedia users, the machine carries an Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors and facilitates dual display through its Nvidia GeForce 260 GTX Special Edition graphics card.
Thin and light was the theme for HP notebooks. Along with a refresh of its ProBook line and additions to the HP Mini range, the vendor unveiled its newest Envy series. Built on the legacy of the HP Voodoo Envy notebooks, the range has a slim design, richer display and a 15-inch version as its fastest consumer notebook.
In a first for HP in Australia, the company has finally brought its MediaSmart Server down under. The machine offer users remote access to digital content on their home network and is powered by the Windows Home Server platform. It has garnered considerable success in international markets.
All business products are expected to be available to channel partners, an HP spokesperson said. Further information is available from HP. Those pre-loaded with Windows 7 will be available on October 22 to coincide with the launch of the new operating system.
HP SkyRoom, which was announced earlier this year, is also now available to the public. The real-time visual collaboration and conferencing solution connects multiple corporate users across the globe. It uses the video compression algorithms employed by NASA’s Mars rovers to send high-resolution images back to Earth and provides seamless video, audio, and media application data transfers within a SkyRoom network.