ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2008 – HP 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
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
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 entertainment.
The new HP Pavilion a6460t customizable PC is ENERGY STAR® qualified and
features an 80 PLUS 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® Core(tm)
2 Quad Processor,(3,4) wireless LAN card(5) and a TV
tuner(6) to watch, record and pause live TV.
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® 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 and photos.(10)
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 businesses.
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 and family.
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 nationwide.
- The HP
Pavilion Elite m9200t customizable PC is currently available starting at
- 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.
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 outlets nationwide.
- The Compaq
Presario SR5450F is expected to be available April 6 starting at $459.
- The HP
Media Vault mv2120 is currently available starting at $299.
- The HP
w1707 Vivid Color Monitor is currently available at $180.
HP Elite Autofocus Webcam is expected to be available April 6 at Best Buy
outlets nationwide for an estimated U.S. street price of $99
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 (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
(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 technology.
(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 the product.
(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®, Windows® XP and XP Pro) and up to 12 GB (for
MCE) is reserved for system recovery software.
(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) www.tomcoughlin.com/Techpapers/Brochure%20CE_Storage_Report,%20010208.pdf.
(11) Internet access required.