HP Unveils World's First Beats Audio-Integrated Display

Mon Jan 7, 2013 12:01am EST

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LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 07 (Marketwire) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today unveiled fresh, new offerings, including the world's
first display with integrated Beats(TM) Audio, the HP ENVY 27-inch IPS
Monitor; HP's most affordable touch notebook PC ever, the HP Pavilion
TouchSmart Sleekbook; and a pocket-sized storage device for wireless
content streaming, the HP Pocket Playlist. 

    First standalone monitor with Beats Audio
 The HP ENVY 27-inch IPS
Monitor with Beats Audio has the power to perform and the looks to wow.
Developed collaboratively with Beats by Dr. Dre(TM), it provides a unique
and immersive audiovisual experience. Built-in speakers angled upward
deliver great midrange and high frequencies, with equally rich bass. The
studio-quality sound on the HP ENVY 27 monitor allows consumers to hear
music the way the artists intended.

    The In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel provides a viewing angle of 178
degrees horizontally and vertically so friends can enjoy entertainment
content without having to crowd in front of the display. Edge-to-edge
glass, a super-slim design (13.95 mm thin at top) and a narrow aluminum
base make the display look great in a home or office. Unique audio
aspects, including a conveniently located headphone jack, subwoofer and
digital audio output are included. 

    Thin and light notebook PCs for everyone 
 The HP Pavilion TouchSmart
Sleekbook and the new HP Pavilion Sleekbook provide affordable
performance in a thin and light package. Powered by an AMD A-Series APU,
the newest HP Sleekbooks feature a 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition
(HD) display;(1) up to 1 terabyte of storage for apps, movies, music,
photos, documents and more;(2) Dolby Advanced Audio; a removable battery;
and a numeric keyboard for increased productivity. 

    A full array of ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 provide fast
connections to mobile devices and accessories.

    The HP Sleekbooks include HP TrueVision HD Webcams(3) and HP MyRoom for
video calling and sharing photos a private virtual room. Optional AMD
Radeon discrete graphics on select models enhance the gaming experience
and improve video creation and playback. 

    The HP Sleekbooks also feature exclusive HP innovations, including HP
CoolSense, which adjusts cooling levels according to a customer's
personal preferences and results in a noticeably cooler PC, and HP
ProtectSmart, which helps prevent file loss in case of a bump. HP
Connected Photo powered by Snapfish by HP(4) and HP Connected Music
powered by Meridian allow users to access their favorite photos and music

    These new HP Sleekbooks join the 14-inch and 15.6-inch HP Sleekbooks
announced on Sept. 20.

    Breakthrough entertainment device
 The HP Pocket Playlist goes beyond
what's expected from portable media storage and entertainment. With no
internet connection required while streaming and no need for a data plan,
this innovative portable device streams unencrypted content -- movies,
music, TV shows and photos -- to up to five mobile devices at the same
time.(6) This premium entertainment device acts like a home DVR but is
smaller and lighter than the average smartphone, making it easy to take

    The HP Pocket Playlist comes with a one-month subscription to
PlayLater,(7) a new DVR app for online content. This app allows
prerecording of videos from more than 50 online websites for playback
later without an internet connection.(8) The device holds up to 16
full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos, and plays to most Wi-Fi
enabled Android, Windows(R) and iOS mobile devices.(6,9) 

    Innovative consumer and business monitors
 The HP Pavilion IPS LED
Backlit Monitor series (models 20xi, 21xi, 23xi, 25xi, and 27xi) brings
premium-quality IPS technology to everyday computing at affordable
prices. With upgraded 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles,
these displays deliver clear, vivid images across the ultrawide viewing
spectrum. The monitors also are upgraded with a thinner HP industrial
design, and connectivity that covers digital, multimedia and analog
options. With unique HP features such as controllable power-saving modes
and customizable screen settings with integrated HP My Display software,
consumers can partition the screen so that multiple application windows
can be open at the same time, while also saving user-preferred settings
for easy startup. 

    The HP x2401 24-inch LED Backlit Monitor is a microthin monitor with MVA
technology that produces wide viewing angles for vivid, consistent color.
The monitor features an adjustable easel stand and L-connectors to keep
cables in the back for a clean look, and includes DP/HDMI connectivity
and a VESA mount. It has a brushed metal finish and is ideal for
customers who value design innovation. 

    The HP U160 15.6-inch LED Backlit Display is 1.02 inches thin and made
for the on-the-go business professionals who need a convenient, portable
monitor for productivity. The monitor connects to any notebook with a USB
port and sets up and folds down in a snap. The "flip and fold" stand
deploys the monitor quickly and helps protect it while stored, making it
ideal for mobility. Designed to share content and provide extra screen
real estate, the monitor works with a single cable, allowing customers to
easily work at the office or in a hotel room, restaurant, lobby or public
meeting space. 

    The HP ProDisplay Series (available in 18.5-inch, 20-inch and 21.5-inch
models) gives the everyday business display an upgrade. Practical,
reliable and designed with energy efficiency in mind, this display has
excellent front-of-screen performance for crisp clear text and images and
more screen room to roam. A sculpted, soft black slender form almost
vanishes into the background and keeps the vibrant images displayed on
the LED backlit panel the main focus. 

    The HP ZR2330w IPS LED Backlit Display offers business-class performance
at a budget-friendly price. IPS technology delivers brilliant color from
almost any angle, and because this monitor is equipped with advanced
connectivity, this display is perfect for multiscreen setups. VGA, DVI
and DisplayPort inputs work with legacy and new devices while the
integrated USB hub keeps peripherals close at hand. Flexible height,
tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments offer true ergonomic benefits to
customers so they can be productive throughout the day. 

    Pricing and availability(10)

--  The HP ENVY 27-inch IPS Monitor with Beats Audio is expected to be
    available worldwide on Feb. 3 for $499.
--  The HP Pavilion Sleekbook is expected to be available in the United
    States on Jan. 13 for a starting price of $479.99.
--  The HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook is expected to be available in
    the United States on Feb. 3 for a starting price of $649.99.
--  The HP Pocket Playlist is expected to be available on Feb. 15 for
--  The HP Pavilion IPS LED Backlit Monitor series is expected to be
    available Jan. 20 and will range in price from $129.99 to $339.99.
--  The HP U160 15.6-inch LED Backlit Display is expected to be available
    later this month for $139.
--  The HP ProDisplay Series is expected to be available next month and
    will range in price from $129 to $179.
--  The HP ZR2330w IPS LED Backlit Display is expected to be available at
    the end of January for $259.


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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
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    (1) High-definition content is required for high-definition images. 
For hard drives, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is
less. Up to 35 GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software.

 (3) Internet access required and not included. 
 (4) Snapfish by HP
mobile app download and Snapfish membership required. Internet service
required and not included. 
 (5) 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. 
 (6) Assumes 2 GB per movie, 4.3 MB
per song, 3.2 MB per photo. 
 (7) Available in the United States only. 

(8) Once free trial ends, customers may sign up for a discounted annual
or lifetime subscription to PlayLater. 
 (9) Requires iOS 4.3 and above;
Windows XP/Vista(TM)/7/8; Android 2.2 and above, Kindle Fire and above. 

(10) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary. 

    AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and
Vista are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks,
uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize
or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its
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the development and transition of new products and services and the
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respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance
of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the
protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual
property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks
associated with business combination and investment transactions; the
hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and
other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution,
timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and
assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of
implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations,
claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. HP assumes no
obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

    Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
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