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HP debuts mobile workstation

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HP has expanded its DreamColour technology portfolio with the introduction
of the HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor Display – that
offers professionals exceptional colour accuracy.

In addition, HP introduced the HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation, the HP
EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC, a customer calibration kit for the now-shipping
DreamColour LP2480zx Professional Display, and two additional
high-performance displays to meet the demands of a new generation of visual
computing customers.
"Mobility is becoming increasingly important to our most demanding,
power-user customers," says Ivan Barnard, PSG product manager at HP SA. "HP
is delivering on creative professionals' most exacting computing needs by
enabling power users to take their highly tuned graphics workstations with
them wherever they go."
Designed for the most sophisticated graphic-intensive applications, the new
HP EliteBook 8730w is the only mobile workstation on the market to offer a
17-inch diagonal HP DreamColour Display, which offers over 16 million
colors, a significant improvement to the 260 000 available colors on
traditional notebook PCs. The notebook also offers an Intel quad-core
processor, 8Gb of memory and NVIDIA's next generation of Quadro FX cards
with up to 1Gb dedicated video memory.
The HP EliteBook 8530w and HP EliteBook 8530p add professional graphics
capabilities in a convenient mobile format, making the notebooks ideal for
extreme power users in fields such as animation, video production,
broadcasting, photography, design and engineering. Both systems include a
15.4-inch diagonal display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 8Gb of memory.
Additionally, HP EliteBook 8530w supports Intel quad-core mobile processors.
Incorporating the latest mobile technologies and engineered to meet multiple
durability tests, the EliteBook series features the HP DuraCase, a visually
appealing, brushed anodized aluminum exterior combined with a magnesium
alloy chassis designed for maximum protection to keep the PC looking good,
longer.
The HP DreamColour LP2480zx Display, the world's first affordable,
colour-critical display, was developed through a first-of-its-kind
technology collaboration between HP and DreamWorks Animation SKG. The
24-inch diagonal HP DreamColour liquid crystal display (LCD) provides a
range of more than 1 billion colours in a 30-bit, LED-backlit widescreen
display.
The new HP DreamColour Advanced Profiling Solution, now shipping as an
option, allows users of the HP DreamColour LP2480zx Display to custom
calibrate colour settings beyond the built-in factory pre-sets. The solution
includes a customized DreamColour colorimeter and calibration software.
The DreamColour Display becomes even more powerful when combined with the
new generation of 30-bit graphics accelerator cards – such as the ATI
FireGLT V7700 – for the most advanced application performance and
visualisation beyond 3D. The ATI FireGL V7700 delivers true 30-bit colour,
enabling never-before-achieved colour palette ranges. When the display is
combined with a 30-bit card, the user can both generate and display content
using the full pallet of more than 1-billion colours, providing unrivaled
color accuracy and the smoothest colour transitions.
The new HP LP2475w 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor and the HP LP2275w 22-inch
Widescreen LCD Monitor are designed for workstation users who appreciate an
expansive presentation for graphics, video and data projects. With
high-resolution onscreen presentation, the monitors also offer a 1 000:1
contrast ratio and extra-bright screens.
The LP2475w holds a sharp resolution at 1,920 x 1,200 and has a 102% colour
gamut; the LP2275w has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 with a 92% colour
range. Both displays have wide viewing angles and feature height adjustment,
tilt, swivel and 90-degree pivot rotation – including a built-in HP Quick
Release stand that enables wall and arm-mounting for panoramic presentation.
Both displays also meet ENERGY STAR guidelines and are EPEAT Silver
registered.