In a massive announcement of next-generation personal systems, HP has unveiled a broad portfolio of products featuring elegant design and inviting new digital experiences. 


At the HP Connecting your World event in Berlin, the company unveiled 11 new notebooks, an HP TouchSmart all-in-one touch-enabled PC, and a breakthrough display that offers more than 1-billion colours.
“Making the computer ‘personal again’ is our commitment to customers and the driving force behind our customer-experience decisions,” says Paul Boshoff, country manager: Personal Systems Group at HP South Africa.
“From design elements that make a personal statement and an intuitive touch interface that delivers real innovation, to the breakthrough display of 1-billion colors, we’re working to show a broad and global set of industry segments what our hardware and software engineering capabilities and scale can do for them.”
Featuring a sleek, new design, the second-generation HP TouchSmart PC provides a friendly, fun approach to personal computing, focusing on entertainment.
A new, natural interface is activated by the tap or stroke of a finger. Photos and music collections can be displayed in tiles or like a fan for fast access. Photos can be enhanced and uploaded and videos can be captured and posted to social networking sites in a flash, without using a keyboard.
The touch-sensitive, high-definition, 22-inch diagonal widescreen PC is Energy Star-qualified.
HP’s expanded notebook portfolio offers a range of models that deliver form and function to enrich the user experience and reflect personal style.
Personifying the stylish power of the new HP consumer notebooks are a sleek, liquid metallic HP Mesh Imprint surface design with color-matched keyboards and touch pads; Magic Chrome controls that appear at the touch of a finger; and frameless, flush-glass screens.
These new consumer notebooks offer everything-in-one entertainment technology including one-click access to high-definition TV, photos, movies and music in a smooth, thin, elegant design. Data loss and hard-drive protection is provided by HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive drop-protection technology.
A new Compaq consumer notebook series was introduced, offering high value and an attractive, industrial design.
For the mobile professional, HP introduced the aircraft-design-inspired HP EliteBook PC as one of seven products added to its business notebook lineup in the region. Incorporating the latest mobile technologies and engineered to meet multiple durability tests, the HP EliteBook features a brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing and magnesium alloy chassis for maximum protection, recyclability and rugged good looks.
Other innovations include HP QuickLook 2 software, for quick access to email, calendar, task and contact information, and HP SpareKey, which eliminates the need to call IT support when passwords are forgotten.
The HP File Sanitizer permanently deletes chosen documents, computer cookies and more to military security standards and allows businesses to recycle notebooks with the confidence that their company data has been removed.
HP notebooks are designed with the environment in mind, with features that promote energy efficiency and materials that enable easier recycling. Several HP business notebooks are available with the choice of an optional mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display, which is lighter and more energy efficient than standard notebook display technology.
HP has set a goal to remove all mercury – a material commonly found in notebook screens – from its entire notebook line by the end of 2010.
Building on its relationship with DreamWorks, HP is helping artists and animators, designers and broadcasters convey the colors they imagine with the HP DreamColor LP2480zx display.
This industry-breakthrough backlit, flat-panel LED display works with Microsoft or Macintosh platforms and delivers more than 1-billion colours – 64 times the colors available on mainstream LCD displays. Its reds, greens and blues are visibly deeper, its blacks are four times darker and its whites are adjustable.