HP revamps many product lines, intros new devices

By on January 6, 2010, 1:16 PM
HP has introduced a multitude of revamped and new products in the spirit of CES. Starting with the Pavilion Elite HPE (High Performance Edition) desktops, the company has bumped the specs of every model, giving each the option of a quad-core processor as well as more RAM and storage space.


Configurations kick off with the 2.6GHz Athlon X4 620, 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, a 512MB GeForce G210, and a 500GB HDD for $599.99. At the highest end, HP offers a 3.33GHz Core i7 975 with up to 24GB of RAM, a 1.8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260, and dual 1TB HDDs (nearly $4,000).

Meanwhile, the PC maker has unveiled its refreshed Pine Trail-based Mini netbooks. Leading the series is the 10-inch Mini 5102, which is equipped with your choice of a WSVGA or WXGA display, a Broadcom HD decoder chip, up to 2GB of RAM, and 320GB of storage.


Other options include a capacitive multitouch screen, a 4 or 6-cell battery (with up to 10 hours of juice), an integrated handle for easier portability, and numerous operating systems, such as FreeDOS, SUSE, Windows XP, and Windows 7 (Starter and Home Premium).

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Moving on, HP has also pushed out an upgraded TouchSmart tm2 convertible tablet with a sleeker design, and a jump from AMD to Intel Core 2 Duo processors. It can be configured with an ATI Mobility Radeon, and claims 9 hours of life off a 6-cell battery. Systems will start at $949 and ship on January 17.


The company's professional notebooks didn't escape the overhaul, with the EliteBook dropping Core 2 Duo configurations in favor of Core i5 and i7 processors, and receiving new Quadro FX and NVS graphics chips. Likewise, the ProBook line is receiving new Core i5/i7 powered 14 and 15.6-inch models.


Both the EliteBook and ProBook updates take effect in February, with the former starting at $1,299 and the latter $1,099. Other company-wide additions include a new "green" desktop and LCDs, which cut back on toxins and sip power, as well as a notebook projector.

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