HP Offers Fun Activities and Meaningful Gifts for the Holidays

Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:45am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Nov 21 (Marketwire) -- 
This holiday season, HP (NYSE: HPQ) offers resources to help families
connect and fulfill the wishes of gift givers everywhere with a selection
of printers, PCs, and customized printing projects and publishing
options. 

    Create connections for the happiest of holidays(1) 
 HP offers
holiday-themed tools and resources to help families connect with loved
ones, prepare for the holidays and get the most out of their time
together.

    Beginning Nov. 21, HP Holiday Headquarters plans to offer a complete
destination for customers this season, providing everything they need to
create an unlimited array of creative products -- including photo cards,
festive decorations and personalized gifts: 


--  HP Combo Packs bundle together the essential printing supplies for
    families to create high-quality holiday printing projects at home.
    Downloadable templates available at hp.com/holiday work with HP Combo
    Packs to create beautifully designed and easy-to-make gifts. Select HP
    Combo Packs include: Original HP Ink cartridges (HP 564, 920 or 933
    ink), 20 free sheets of photo paper in sizes 4x6 and 5x7-inch, and
    envelopes to create personalized gifts and crafts. HP Combo Packs
    start at $26.99.
--  For a limited time, HP is offering free Holiday Gift Packs with select
    ink purchases. The Holiday Gift Packs include photo paper for printing
    cards or photo gifts as well as a swatch book of holiday printing
    ideas. Additional information is available at hp.com/holiday.
--  Snapfish by HP is collaborating with American Greetings to offer
    customers new contemporary greeting card designs, marrying Snapfish's
    photo personalization with American Greetings' extensive lineup of
    social expression and content. Customers can also mail personalized
    greeting cards directly to friends and family this holiday season with
    Snapfish's new Mail for Me service. Cards start at $2, and are
    available in hundreds of unique designs.
--  HP offers new printable content from Mattel to its web-connected
    printers. Children and families now can print special holiday coloring
    pages, crafts and calendars featuring characters and toys from
    Barbie(TM) and Hot Wheels(TM) without the need of a PC.(2) In
    addition, families can opt to have content delivered after school or
    whenever they choose directly to their printer through HP's Scheduled
    Delivery service.(3)

    

Stylish all-in-ones for the space savvy(1) 
 HP offers the gift of
style and space with beautifully designed, compact printers and PCs:


--  New for the holidays, the HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One printer is a sleek,
    web-connected printer featuring a slim and compact design. With
    whisper-quiet operation and a large, adjustable touchscreen display
    that retracts after printing, the HP ENVY 120 maintains a streamlined
    appearance when not in use and blends seamlessly in any space for
    single apartment dwellers and large families alike. Ideal for the
    family on the go, the HP ENVY 120 comes equipped with HP ePrint and
    wireless direct for printing from virtually anywhere from a mobile
    device.(4,5) Available for $249.99.
--  The HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart All-in-One PC is equipped with a 23-inch
    high-definition (HD) display, 10-point multitouch technology and a
    beautifully simple design, ideal for the modern and connected family.
    For endless entertainment for the whole family, the HP ENVY 23 offers
    Beats Audio and exclusive HP innovations such as the HP TrueVision HD
    webcam, HP Connected Photo(6) and HP Connected Music powered by
    Meridian,(7) as well as full-license versions of Cyberlink
    PowerDirector and PhotoDirector. Prices start at $999.99 at HP Home
    & Home Office and select retailers.

    

Personalized gifts for the memory maker(1) 
 HP brings cheer that
will last far beyond the holiday season by offering a wide selection of
photo gifts including new HP Mounted Photos, HP Custom Cover Photo Books
with same-day pickup and HP Premium Canvas with same- or next-day pickup. 

    Shoppers crunched for time can create and order these new photo gifts
online and pick them up at participating retailers: 


--  Refresh a room instantly with an HP Mounted Photo, available in
    5x7-inch or 8x10-inch sizes, starting under $10 at Walmart with same
    day pickup. This unique offering features a silver-look edge and comes
    ready to hang or display on a tabletop with included stand.
--  It's easy to turn photos into gallery-quality art with the new HP
    Premium Canvas, starting around $30. HP Premium Canvas can be created
    in-store or online and picked up the same day nationwide at most
    Walmart stores.
--  HP offers a new 8x11-inch HP Custom Cover Photo Book, starting at
    under $25. With HP innovation, Walmart is the first retailer worldwide
    to offer this beautiful photo book design with same-day pickup, making
    it a great sentimental, last-minute gift option.
--  With Snapfish FreeStyler, a new editing tool that gives users more
    creative control to create one-of-a-kind photo books, customers can
    now do more with photos and text, and select from new photo book
    designs. Stunning lay-flat photo books in 8x11-inch and 11x14-inch
    sizes also are new this holiday, and make great heartfelt gifts that
    friends and family can cherish for years to come. Snapfish photo books
    start at $5.99.

    

Powerful presents for the traveling techie(1) 
 HP has PCs to help
the busy college student, globetrotter or road warrior stay entertained
and productive, wherever they are. 


--  The HP ENVY x2 is an ultraportable and ultrathin hybrid PC weighing a
    sleek 3.1 pounds,(8) and offering the advantages of two devices in
    one. The HP ENVY x2 has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet
    when separated from the keyboard via a seamless magnetic latch,
    transitioning from a productive workspace to entertainment powerhouse.
    Starting at $849.99. A video tour of the inventive HP ENVY x2 is
    available at HP's TheNextBench.com.
--  The HP ENVY SpectreXT Touchsmart Ultrabook(TM) features an all-metal
    design and 15.6-inch diagonal multitouch Radiance Full HD(9) display
    with IPS technology, making it the ideal mobile companion for those
    who seek sophistication and substance. The HP SpectreXT TouchSmart
    Ultrabook is HP's first notebook with Intel(R) Thunderbolt
    technology(10) for blazing-fast transfer of music, movies and data to
    external devices. Starting at $1,399.99.
--  The HP ENVY Touchsmart Ultrabook 4 delivers powerful performance in an
    eye-catching metal design that measures 23 mm thin and weighs 4.77
    pounds.(8) The HP ENVY Touchsmart Ultrabook 4 features a 14-inch
    multitouch HD(9) display, a booming subwoofer with Beats Audio and
    optional AMD graphics with 2 GB of graphics memory. Starting at
    $799.99.

    

Stocking stuffers for the smart spender(1) 
 Customers can polish
off their gift lists with tech that impress at great prices. 


--  The HP Bluetooth(R) Portable Speaker is ideal for mobile music
    lovers who enjoy crisp, clean sound from a wireless device -- and
    features 10 hours of battery life.(11) Available for $79.99.
--  The HP Touch to Pair Mouse is the first wireless mouse with near field
    communication (NFC). This mouse has an impressive nine months of
    battery life(11) and, thanks to the highly precise laser sensor, it
    works on almost every surface. Available for $39.99.
--  The Snapfish Animated and 3-D Backpack Tags make personal belongings
    stand out with fun colors and holiday templates. Starting at $3.99.

    

Visit TheNextBench.com for more holiday shopping tips, information
on HP's newest products and a Black Friday Cheat Sheet. 

    About HP
 HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a
meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that
spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is
available at http://www.hp.com.

    (1) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary. 
 (2) Requires
a wireless access point and an internet connection to the printer.
Services require registration. App availability varies by country,
language, and agreements, and requires a firmware upgrade. For details,
www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. 
 (3) Not all apps can be set up for
scheduled delivery and not for all printer models. 
 (4) Requires an
internet connection to HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account
registration (a list of eligible printers, supported documents and image
types, and other HP ePrint details is available at
www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter). Mobile devices require internet connection
and email capability. May require wireless access point. Separately
purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection
speeds may vary. 
 (5) An app or driver may be required to use HP
wireless direct, for more info go to www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. Printer
must be HP ePrint-enabled. Wireless performance is dependent upon
physical environment and distance from access point. 
 (6) Supported on
Android and iOS operating systems. Snapfish by HP mobile app download and
Snapfish membership required. Internet service required and not included.

 (7) Availability of features varies by country. Streaming services may
require a paid subscription. May not be compatible with all music files.
Not compatible with DRM tracks. Internet access is required and not
included. 
 (8) Actual weight will vary by configuration. 
 (9)
High-definition content is required for high-definition images. 
 (10)
Thunderbolt is new technology. Install all the latest drivers for
Thunderbolt device before connecting the device to the Thunderbolt port.
Thunderbolt cable and Thunderbolt device (sold separately) must be
compatible with Windows. To determine whether a device is Thunderbolt
Certified for Windows, see https://thunderbolttechnology.net/products. 

(11) Battery life varies depending on product configuration, model,
settings, loaded applications, utilized features. As with all batteries,
maximum capacity decreases with time and use. Battery life times based on
MobileMark 2007 battery benchmark. Reported times are with wireless
functionality off. 

    Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries. AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Bluetooth
is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard
Company under license.

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respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance
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associated with business combination and investment transactions; the
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timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and
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implementing those plans; expectations and assumptions relating to the
execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and
integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and
disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2012 and HP's other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. HP
assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking
statements.

    Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties
for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty
statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should
be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be
liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

    

Editorial contacts

Cherie Britt
HP (Printers)
+1 650 518 6919 
cherie.britt@hp.com

Ann Finnie
HP (Consumer Desktops)
+1 650 258 8903
ann.finnie@hp.com

Sheila Watson
HP (Consumer Notebooks)
+1 281 514 6552
sheila.watson@hp.com 

Greta Schlender
HP (Accessories)
+ 1 650 258 8902
greta.schlender@hp.com 

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