PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 22, 2005— HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced it has teamed with AMD to address the fast-growing small and mid-size business (SMB) mobile market with the affordable HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC, which incorporates AMD Turion(TM) 64 mobile technology(1) -- the company's latest 64-bit processor optimized for mobility -- and advanced security features.
By offering a choice of processor technology, HP now provides
business customers one of the widest ranges of mobile products at
virtually every price point and performance level.
In addition to the HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC, HP introduced HP
Smart Mobility Access Program, a product bundle and education program
for its reseller partners, as well as the ultra-light and easy-to-use
HP mp2200 digital projector series.
These new offerings build on the company-wide HP Smart Office
initiative, which delivers smart technology, smart advice and smart
services to SMBs that allow them to spend less time on IT and more
time focused on business growth.
"Small and mid-size businesses are clearly the sweet spot within
the mobile market and being untethered from the office provides a
competitive advantage by enabling workers to access critical business
information when and where they need it," said Kevin Gilroy, worldwide
senior vice president and general manager, Small and Medium Business,
HP. "By teaming with AMD, we're able to expand upon our HP Smart
Office technology portfolio and continue to provide SMB customers with
smart, reliable and more secure mobile technologies at very
According to a small business survey commissioned by HP and
conducted by Harris Interactive(R) in March, 36 percent of small
business owners(2) surveyed plan to incorporate notebooks as part of
their technology suite within the next year and 35 percent of small
businesses surveyed think notebooks help them stay competitive with
larger companies.(3) In addition, IDC recently reported SMB notebook
growth at 24 percent year over year for the first quarter of 2005.
"Working closely with HP, and through the introduction of AMD
Turion 64 mobile technology, AMD is better able to serve the business
notebook market than ever before," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice
president and general manager, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD.
"Businesses demand investment protection and security. AMD is the only
supplier that provides both enhanced security and 64-bit mobile
technology, offering business customers worldwide a smarter IT
HP Smart Office Technology
Building on its declaration of 2005 as the "Year for Mobility," HP
introduced new Smart Office technology for the mobile professional:
the HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC and the HP mp2200 digital projector
The introduction of the nx6125 marks the 11th new business
notebook the company has introduced in the last 140 days. It offers
customers a thin and light design that provides industry-leading
security, ease of use and reliability while also offering outstanding
business value. Key benefits include:
-- Security: As part of the HP ProtectTools security portfolio,
the notebook's built-in HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
provides customers convenient, easy-to-use authentication that
is more secure than passwords alone. HP ProtectTools also
includes an optional integrated Smart Card Reader, while HP
Credential Manager increases network security by providing a
secured, single sign-on password solution so users do not have
to remember multiple, complex passwords.
-- Outstanding business value: Starting at a sub-$1,000 price
SMBs can afford, the nx6125 features robust configurations,
including integrated biometrics, wireless LAN connectivity(4)
and 15-inch display, as well as a three-year warranty.(5) The
notebook also features ATI's Radeon Xpress200M, a DirectX 9
chipset for AMD platforms that delivers an exceptional thin
and light mobile experience.
-- Ease of use and reliability: Comprehensive features and
performance in a mobile, thin-and-light design; enhanced
battery life, including AMD PowerNow!(TM) power management
technology and an optional travel battery for extended battery
life; improved comfort and a variety of reliability and
durability features including scratch-resistant in-mold
lamination and HP Panel Protection system.
Further mobilizing the SMB professional, HP is also introducing
the ultra-light and simple-to-use HP mp2200 digital projector series.
These grab-and-go projectors offer quick and easy setup and shutdown,
best-in-class image quality(6) and flexible connectivity to virtually
any source. Key benefits include:
-- Ultra-light, quick and easy to operate: Weighs only 2.4
pounds; easily sets up and shuts down in 15 seconds; compact,
-- Best-in-class image quality enables delivery of crisp, sharp,
vibrant presentations: Up to 1,500 ANSI lumens, super sharp
2,200:1 contrast ratio, and DLP(TM) technology.
-- Flexible connectivity to virtually any source: Multiple inputs
offer connection to a user's notebook, handheld, DVD,
camcorder, VCR or HDTV.
HP Smart Advice
Many SMBs find implementing mobile and wireless technologies a
daunting project, oftentimes working without local guidance. To help
simplify the mobile ownership experience for customers, HP has
launched HP Smart Mobility Access Program, a product bundle and
education program for its reseller partners who can provide local,
HP Smart Mobility Access Program significantly reduces the
complexity involved with selling, deploying and implementing mobile
access to email, business shared files and company intranets. The
product bundle includes Microsoft(R) Small Business Server, HP
ProLiant server, a choice of mobile devices from HP iPAQ handhelds and
smart devices to HP Compaq business notebooks, and several other
options, including networked printers and a wireless network at the
HP Smart Services
HP is also simplifying the mobile ownership experience with the HP
Financial Services Budget Stretcher lease program, which is applicable
to the new notebooks and portable digital projectors. This program
allows qualified customers to purchase up to $250,000 of new equipment
or services on a lease term of 27, 39 or 51 months, giving SMBs access
to technology they have been planning for -- at a payment they can
More information about the products and solutions included in
today's announcement is available in an online press kit at
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institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure,
global services, business and home computing, and imaging and
printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Apr. 30, 2005, HP revenue
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(1) The 64 bit microprocessor is a new technology designed to
improve performance of those software products designed to utilize
this technology; please contact your software provider to determine
software compatibility. Not all customers or software applications
will benefit from the use of a 64 bit processor. Compatible software
including compatible operating system software, is required.
(2) Small business owners in this release refer to those small
business owners or senior level employees age 25-64 at companies with
1-99 employees who were surveyed.
(3) Survey Methodology: Harris Interactive conducted the HP Small
Business Survey between March 3-15, 2005 by telephone in the United
States among 399 small business owners or senior-level employees age
25-64 at companies with 1-99 employees. Data are unweighted and
therefore only representative of the sample interviewed. In theory,
with probability samples of this size, one could say with 95 percent
certainty that the results for the overall sample have a sampling
error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
(4) Wireless access point required and is not included.
Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wireless
Internet use requires separately purchased Internet service contract.
(5) Three-year warranty available in United States; warranty offer
varies by region.