PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 31, 2008— HP (NYSE: HPQ) today unveiled new customizable desktop PCs that offer a wide range of personalized features and options to fit the needs of every consumer.
The company also announced the availability of a digital storage
device, the HP Media Vault mv2120, which is designed to store, protect
and share digital media, as well as advanced monitors and accessories
to enhance the digital lifestyle.
Whether desiring a faster processor for casual gaming or more hard
drive space for storing photos, consumers can mix and match the
options that appeal to their individual interests to create a dream PC
with HP's new customizable desktops.
For the ultimate entertainment experience, HP offers the HP
Pavilion Elite m9200t customizable PC. The m9200t features the HP Easy
Backup button to quickly back up files as well as a variety of options
including up to a 1 terabyte (TB)(1) hard drive and a Blu-ray DVD
writer.(2) Extra storage options include two built-in drive bays for
backing up photos, music and videos. This PC is ideal for anyone who
wants power for the most demanding PC tasks and high-end home
The new HP Pavilion a6460t customizable PC is ENERGY STAR(R)
qualified and features an 80 PLUS(R) power supply to help consumers
save money and lessen their impact on the environment. In addition,
the a6460t offers powerful computing and captivating entertainment
options, with an available Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad Processor,(3,4)
wireless LAN card(5) and a TV tuner(6) to watch, record and pause live
For those seeking a high-productivity PC at a superb value, HP
offers the enhanced HP Pavilion a6400z customizable PC. The a6400z can
be configured for as low as $299(7) with a 1.8 GHz AMD Dual-Core
Processor,(3) NVIDIA GeForce 6150 graphics cards, 1 gigabyte (GB) of
memory and a 250 GB(8) hard drive. Additionally, every HP Pavilion PC
includes tools to make it more fun and convenient to work with digital
photos and video clips.
The Compaq Presario line of retail desktop PCs also has been
updated to include the Compaq Presario SR5450F, which offers a
front-panel 15-in-1 memory card reader,(9) 2 GB of memory and Intel
Pentium(R) Dual-Core Processor(3) for under $500.(7)
HP Media Vault mv2120 keeps digital content secure and accessible
Consumers are living increasingly digital lifestyles and
accumulating rising amounts of digital photos, music, videos and other
content. In fact, Coughlin & Associates Inc. estimates that by
2013 the average home will require 9 TB storage capacity, of which 5
TB will be needed for commercial digital downloads of music, videos
To make it simple for consumers to protect, share and connect to
their digital content and Internet entertainment(11) -- from home or
on the go -- HP offers the HP Media Vault mv2120. This is the first in
a new category of affordable, easy-to-use products for the central
storage, content sharing and backup of all computers on a home or
small business network. The mv2120 can be set to automatically back up
important media and digital files weekly, daily or continuously -- as
often as needed.
This pioneering product also offers some of the features found in
the HP MediaSmart Server, including Photo Webshare, iTunes server and
remote access. With Photo Webshare, consumers can create a
photo-sharing website on the Media Vault, and with iTunes server, they
can centralize their iTunes music library for playback on any computer
running iTunes on the network.
Remote access grants designated users enhanced security for
accessing important files on the network from any Internet-connected
computer, even while outside of the home or office. Additionally, the
mv2120 offers exceptionally low power consumption and a smart
energy-saving drive spin down feature.
The mv2120 ships with 500 GB(8) capacity and can benefit
individuals and small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. HP also
recently introduced the HP Media Vault mv5100 Pro series, available in
1 TB and 1.5 TB(1) capacities, which is specifically targeted to small
New Vivid Color Monitor and HP Elite Autofocus Webcam
To accompany its new desktop PCs, HP introduced the HP w1707 Vivid
Color 17-inch diagonal flat-panel monitor. This sleek monitor offers a
high-quality widescreen picture with a BrightView panel and more
viewing area for computer games, spreadsheets and web pages.
HP also announced the new, elegantly designed HP Elite Autofocus
Webcam, which makes it fun and easy to chat face-to-face over the
Internet, record videos and snap high-resolution photos. With up to
12-megapixel still photo resolution using a 3-megapixel core sensor
with autofocus, the webcam lets consumers stay in touch with friends
Pricing(7) and availability
The following specifications and prices for the HP Pavilion
customizable desktop PCs are estimated U.S. street prices and depend
on the configuration ordered. They can be customized direct from HP
via www.hpshopping.com or through kiosks located in retail outlets
-- The HP Pavilion Elite m9200t customizable PC is currently
available starting at $799.
-- The HP Pavilion a6460t ENERGY STAR PC is currently available
starting at $549.
-- The HP Pavilion a6400z customizable PC is currently available
starting at $299.
The following prices for the Compaq Presario desktop PC, HP Media
Vault mv2120 and Monitor are also estimated U.S. street prices. They
will be available direct from HP via www.hpshopping.com or at retail
-- The Compaq Presario SR5450F is expected to be available April
6 starting at $459.
-- The HP Media Vault mv2120 is currently available starting at
-- The HP w1707 Vivid Color Monitor is currently available at
The HP Elite Autofocus Webcam is expected to be available April 6
at Best Buy outlets nationwide for an estimated U.S. street price of
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its
customers -- from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With
a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software,
services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT
companies, with revenue totaling $107.7 billion for the four fiscal
quarters ended Jan. 31, 2008. More information about HP is available
(1) For hard drives, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted
capacity is less.
(2) As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies,
certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance
issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product.
Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for
Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital
connection and the display may require HDCP support. Don't copy
(3) Dual/Quad/Triple is a new technology designed to improve
performance of certain software products. Not all customers or
software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this
(4) 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer
system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device
drivers and applications enabled for Intel 64 architecture. Processors
will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64
architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on hardware
and software configurations. See www.intel.com/info/em64t for more
(5) Wireless access point required and is not included.
Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wireless
Internet use requires separately purchased Internet service contract.
(6) Availability of signals limited by the strength and
accessibility of the originating TV signal, location and other
factors. Performance issues may arise and do not constitute defects in
(7) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual pricing may vary.
(8) For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted
capacity is less. Up to 10 GB (for Microsoft Vista(R), Windows(R) XP
and XP Pro) and up to 12 GB (for MCE) is reserved for system recovery
(9) Supports Smart Media, xD, MultiMedia card (MMC), Reduced
Size-MMC (RS-MMC), MMCplus, MMCmobile, Secure Digital (SD), miniSD,
Compact Flash 1, Compact Flash II, Microdrive, Memory Stick (MS), MS
PRO, MS Duo, MS PRO D.
(10) John Coughlin and Jim Handy, "Digital Storage in Consumer
Electronics 2008," January 2008 (p. 12)
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