Whether for research and reports or music, movies, photos and games, students want high-performance technology devices that make it easier to manage and enjoy both their academic and personal lives.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 25, 2007
Savings of up to 15 percent are available to all eligible students and teachers purchasing HP's consumer products -- which feature the performance, value and innovation needed to succeed inside and outside the classroom -- when they register at http://www.hpshopping.com/student for the HP Home & Home Office Store's Academic Purchase Program.
"Back-to-school shopping has moved way beyond Pee-Chee folders and No. 2 pencils," said Mark Sanchez, vice president, North America Consumer Computing business, Personal Systems Group, HP. "Whether for research and reports or music, movies, photos and games, students want high-performance technology devices that make it easier to manage and enjoy both their academic and personal lives."
Notebook PCs that deliver high-style and performance
For PC shoppers, HP has a selection of consumer notebooks that offer added style and a range of valued features. New this year, the HP Pavilion notebook line includes the latest HP Imprint patterns and the option to include an integrated fingerprint reader for extra security and an integrated webcam optimized for low-light settings:
-- Combining style and portability, the HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC features a high-gloss patterned finish, weighs less than four pounds(1) and offers a 12-inch diagonal, touchscreen-optional display that twists into slate mode to make it easy to jot down notes or show a presentation. Starting at $1,099,(2) the notebook also packs digital entertainment features such as karaoke and the ability to watch recorded TV in addition to movies, music and photos.
-- The HP Pavilion dv2500 Entertainment Notebook PC is designed for students who want high-performance computing and digital entertainment. With a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen BrightView display, the dv2500 provides users with quick access to movies, music, photos, games and more. It also features an eye-catching design with "Radiance," an HP Imprint pattern with subtle lines radiating across the surface of the notebook that hint at the interconnectedness of work and play. Starting at $1,099,(2) the dv2500 includes Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processors,(3) up to 2 gigabytes (GB) of memory and a 160 GB hard drive.(4)
-- The HP Pavilion dv6500 Entertainment Notebook PC is built for work and play, featuring a 15.4-inch diagonal BrightView widescreen display, Intel Core 2 Duo processors,(3) optional NVIDIA GeForce 8400M discrete graphics solutions and up to 2 GB of memory for high-performance computing. In addition to the Radiance imprint, the series is now available with Influx, a special edition white and silver finish that ships with a coordinating travel mouse and headset. Starting at $1,049(2) before instant savings, the dv6500 also includes the option to add an HD DVD drive for enjoyment of high-definition video.
Top picks for "smart" printers
HP is putting the "smart" in Photosmart with a range of products that provide quality, functionality and affordability for back-to-school shoppers:
-- With an ultra-compact design and student-friendly price, the HP Deskjet D2460 Printer is ideal for a dorm room, home or small office. Priced at only $49,(5) this printer includes HP Smart Web Printing(6) to help ensure web pages print properly without cut-off edges and a one-touch print-cancel button to save on wasted paper and ink.
-- For the multi-tasker, the HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer makes printing, scanning and copying school projects a snap. Priced at $149,(5) this all-in-one device produces laser-quality document printing plus lab-quality photos, and it offers HP Smart Web Printing(6) for usable web page prints and an automated paper tray for printing photos easily without swapping out paper. Additionally, using the direct CD/DVD printing(6) capability, students can personalize their CDs and DVDs with personal photos and text.
-- Helping students capture and share their school memories, the HP Photosmart A442 Camera and Printer Dock is a complete photo system, featuring both a compact photo printer and the 5-megapixel HP Photosmart M437 Digital Camera. With its compact, lightweight design and integrated handle, this bundle, priced at $179,(5) travels almost anywhere,(8) including field trips, school dances or the local coffee shop.
Desktop PCs for the dorm room
The latest HP Pavilion Slimline, Pavilion and Media Center series desktop PCs are available with more memory and larger hard drives to help users get creative with photo projects, finish homework, watch TV, organize thousands of songs and communicate with family and friends.
These systems have the latest eye-catching design with sleek lines and a glossy black finish, and they pair well with any of HP's LCD displays for high-quality viewing, including the new HP w17e, 17-inch diagonal Widescreen LCD Flat Panel Monitor.
A perfect size for a college dorm room, the HP Pavilion s3100 series Slimline PC has all the power and functionality of a full-featured desktop in a space-saving design that's one-third the size of a traditional PC.
The device combines powerful graphics and optional dual-core processors(9) and is available with an optional built-in TV tuner(10) and personal video recorder to make it easy to watch, pause, rewind and record live television via a remote control with no monthly fee.
Estimated prices for HP Pavilion s3100 series Slimline PCs start at $399,(2) HP Pavilion a6100n series Desktop PCs start at $299(2) and HP Pavilion Media Center PCs start at $799.(2)
Stylish monitors and accessories
Taking customization further, HP's monitors can now be styled with photos, notes, headphones or even a flower with HP Easy Clip accessories that attach to the edge of the monitor's screen. HP Easy Clip accessories provide a fun way to decorate, personalize and conveniently store desk items to free up extra desk space.
HP also offers custom-cut HP Skins that provide added style to a PC and will look great in any dorm or classroom. HP Skins are available in a variety of different designs, amazing colors and patterns, famous brands and college logos. HP customers who purchase an HP Skin for their notebook or desktop will receive a matching skin for their mobile phone, iPod or MP3 music player.(11) View available skins at http://hp.skinit.com/btsnb.
Go digital on a budget
With the HP Photosmart E337 Digital Camera, purchasing a digital camera doesn't have to break the bank. For only $79,(5) this thin, lightweight, easy-to-use camera includes industry-leading red-eye removal,(12) a 1.5-inch image display and 5x digital zoom. Consumers can also capture VGA-quality video with the touch of a button or connect the camera to a PC and order prints online via http://www.snapfish.com.(13)
One in four students report physical damage to their computer while in college, according to a National Telephone Omnibus Study. To help students protect their investment, HP is offering Accidental Damage Protection and a four-year Extended Service Plan. Between now and Sept. 15, 2007, people can save up to 30 percent on the purchase of four-year Extended Service Plans on select consumer PCs available exclusively through http://www.hpshopping.com.
HP also provides built-in tools, such as HP Total Care Advisor, which allows students to easily navigate through PC care, check up on health and security, get product information, view connections and get updates from a single access point.
Students can reach support agents 24x7 by phone, email or real-time chat or find a variety of self-help tools at HP.com as part of HP Total Care, the suite of in and out of warranty service and support options. More information is available at http://www.hp.com/go/totalcare or by calling +1 866 234 1377 in North America.
Pricing, availability and promotions(14)
Detailed information on the available configurations, pricing and specifications is available at the HP Home & Home Office Store at http://www.hpshopping.com.
Customers can shop whenever and however they want for HP's back-to-school PCs, printers and cameras by calling +1 888 999 4747, via chat, online or at retail outlets nationwide. Select models are expected to be available in retail outlets in the coming weeks. Support services are also available at http://www.hpshopping.com or by calling +1 866 234 1377.
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(1) Weight will vary by configuration.
(2) Prices are HP Direct. Reseller prices may vary. All offers and promotions are subject to change without notice.
(3) Dual Core 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. 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 http://developer.intel.com/technology/architecture-silicon/intel64/ind ex.htm for more information (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.).
(4) For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 8 GB (for XP and XP Pro), up to 9 GB (for Vista) and up to 12 GB (for MCE) is reserved for system recovery software.
(5) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
(6) Requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher.
(7) Requires printable CD/DVD media. Not included, sold separately.
(8) HP Internal Battery for HP Compact Photo Printers not included. Please purchase separately.
(9) Dual Core 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.
(10) 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.
(11) Offer lasts until Sept. 7, 2007 or while supplies last.
(12) More information is available at http://www.hp.com/go/noredeye.
(13) Snapfish availability varies by region.
(14) Pricing, product availability and promotions are subject to change without notice.
Intel and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademark of Intel Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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