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HP Provides Users Simple, Innovative Solutions for All Their Computing, Imaging and Printing Needs
New Products and Software Allow Consumers to Digitally Share the Magic of the Holidays Quickly and EasilyNEW YORK, TechX Conference, Sept. 15, 2003
HP (NYSE:HPQ) is showcasing new home computing and imaging products that enable consumers to enjoy more of the digital experience. Arriving just in time for the holidays, the devices and software provide simple, intuitive ways for consumers to download, view, store, edit, share and print their digital images and video clips.
Products include new HP Pavilion desktop PCs with the recently announced HP Image Zone photo and imaging software, the world's smallest flatbed all-in-one device, a stand-alone photo-optimized scanner and a 19-inch LCD flat panel monitor.
"These products allow consumers to manage, print and store their digital photographs and content in new and exciting ways, enabling them to enjoy more and work less," said Chris Morgan, senior vice president, HP Consumer Business. "HP's new offerings for the holidays further exemplify our commitment to making consumer technology experiences simpler and more rewarding."
Organize, Edit, Protect, Share: HP Image Zone Photo and Imaging Software
Simple-to-use, yet comprehensive in ability, HP Image Zone software provides consumers with a range of easy-to-use tools to get the most out of digital photography. HP Image Zone enables fast download and archiving of digital photos and video clips by date, keyword or location; basic photo editing such as removing red eye, cropping and resizing; creation of original photo albums, photo slide shows, greeting cards, invitations and other personalized projects; and storage, sharing and backup of precious photo and video clip memories on CD.
HP Image Zone software lets customers optimize and enhance their digital photography and video experience with one all-inclusive program, eliminating the need for separate applications for different tasks.
HP is preloading HP Image Zone on all HP Pavilion desktop and select notebook PCs this fall. In addition, HP will include the software with select HP Photosmart peripherals, including new lines of HP Photosmart digital cameras and printers. For added convenience and ease of use, the software will automatically upgrade all HP devices to the newest version of the software each time a user purchases a new HP product with Image Zone.
Power, Performance … Pavilion
With the right balance of power and performance right out of the box, the HP Pavilion a300 PC series let users enjoy digital entertainment and tackle everyday computing tasks, including managing a digital photo or video collection, downloading and ripping music and burning it to CD,(1) editing personal home videos and saving them to DVD, writing a school report or playing action PC games.
Available off the retail shelf or customized directly from hpshopping.com, the HP Pavilion a300 PC series, including the HP Pavilion a300n, a310n, a320n, a330n, a340n, a350n and customized models, offers consumers a choice of processors ranging from AMD Athlon, Intel® Celeron® or Pentium® 4 with Hyper-Threading Technology up to 3.2-gigahertz(2); up to 1.5-gigabytes DDR SDRAM memory; up to 250-gigabyte hard drives; CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD+RW or combo drives; a seven-in-one flash media card reader (on select models); NVIDIA and ATI graphics solutions (on select models); and two IEEE 1394 FireWire ports (on select models).(3) All HP Pavilion a300 PCs include an integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet port; V.92-ready modem; and HP keyboard and mouse.
In addition to HP Image Zone software, all HP Pavilion a300 series desktop PCs include advanced security applications, including a complimentary 60-day subscription to protection updates from Symantec's Norton Antivirus and Norton Personal Firewall software, to help keep consumers' content safe from viruses and other security hazards. All HP PC customers also automatically receive notifications from HP on their desktops regarding security patches, vital support information and other critical system updates that enable users to better protect their PCs and all of their stored content.
The HP Pavilion line also features interMute SpamSubtract Basic, which blocks offensive graphics and text e-mail messages, and a 30-day trial version of interMute SpySubtract PRO, an easy to-use PC security solution that detects and safely removes spyware programs that can monitor users' computer activities.
The estimated U.S. street prices for pre-configured HP Pavilion a300 models run between $499 and $1,079.(4) Prices of configure-to-order PCs will vary based upon customer specification.
Select models of the HP Pavilion a300 series are expected to be available beginning Oct. 5 and can be purchased direct from http://www.hpshopping.com or by calling +1 888 999 4747, or by visiting a local retailer or HP kiosks found in thousands of retail locations. All HP PCs come with a one-year limited hardware warranty and 24 hours a day, seven days a week online or phone support with toll-free number.
World's Smallest Flatbed All-in-one Packed with Functionality
The HP PSC 1350 all-in-one printer/scanner/copier provides a convenient solution for a variety of digital imaging needs. Its compact, sleek, space-saving design allows the all-in-one to easily fit within a small workspace.
The HP PSC 1350 all-in-one includes a variety of digital camera memory card slots that support Sony Memory Stick, Compact Flash, Secure Digital, Multimedia, XD picture card and SmartMedia memory cards.
Once a consumer inserts a memory card into one of the device's card slots, he or she can take advantage of the HP Photo Proof Sheet feature. By simply pressing the "proof sheet" button on the unit's front panel, a proof sheet with thumbnails of the saved images is produced. Users can then select the desired photo, size or album layout by filling in the appropriate bubbles with a dark pen and scan the proof sheet to print the selected photos.
With the HP PSC 1350 all-in-one, users can produce prints with exceptional fade resistance(5) and true-to-life photo quality with up to six-ink color printing or up to 4,800-optimized dots per inch (dpi).(6) Users also can produce borderless 4 x 6-inch photo prints on HP Premium Plus Photo paper.(7)
When productivity is important, fast print speeds allow consumers to print up to 17 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 12 ppm in color.(8) For additional flexibility, consumers also can use the flatbed scanner to quickly scan and copy photos, documents and books with up to 600 x 2,400-dpi optical resolution and up to 36-bit color.
Additionally, the HP PSC 1350 all-in-one is able to make automatic photo enhancements to improve copies from poor-quality documents or photo originals. Consumers looking to exercise some creativity can use the included software to zoom in or automatically resize an image to a favorite photo size.
The HP PSC 1350 all-in-one is planned to begin shipping in early October and sell for an estimated U.S. street price of $149.(4)
Convert to Digital Format, Quickly and Easily
As consumers continue to make the transition from traditional to digital photography, there is a growing demand to convert traditionally processed photos to digital format. The HP Scanjet 5530 Photosmart scanner simplifies the scanning process by allowing consumers to convert a stack of up to 24 traditional(9) photos into digital format for easy sharing and printing.
With the touch of a button, 24 photos can be scanned in less than five minutes using the automatic photo feeder located on the lid of the scanner. The scanner offers consumers true-to-life results with up to 2,400 x 4,800-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color.
The HP Scanjet 5530 Photosmart scanner also includes a transparent materials adapter, which allows users to capture scans from negatives and slides. The adapter can accommodate up to four negatives or up to three slides per scan. In addition to scanning photos, negatives and slides, the scanner can scan documents and three-dimensional objects.
Six one-touch buttons on the scanner provide quick and easy access to tasks such as scanning, copying, e-mailing via HP Instant Share technology and HP Memories Disc Creator. Additionally, users can restore faded photos to their original beauty with one-touch automatic photo-correction.
The HP Scanjet 5530 Photosmart is expected to begin shipping in early October and sell for an estimated U.S. street price of $229.(4)
An Outstanding Viewing Experience: The HP Pavilion f1903 LCD Flat Panel Monitor
The competitivley priced HP Pavilion f1903 LCD Flat Panel 19-inch monitor is an ideal companion to any HP Pavilion or HP Media Center desktop PC. The f1903 features outstanding performance with native 1,280 x 1,024 (SXGA) resolution and a contrast ratio of 500:1, providing bright, crisp images. Superior scaling makes the f1903 monitor suitable for photo or video editing and gaming, while the standard 15-pin D-sub analog and advanced DVI-I digital interfaces provide compatibility with the latest digital graphics.
Featuring one of the thinnest bezel edges in the industry, the f1903 monitor's swivel feature allows the display to turn 90-degrees to create a panoramic view for advanced applications. The detachable base and slim, lightweight profile also make the flat panel easy to mount and move to different locations in the home. In addition to being height adjustable so consumers can find the most comfortable viewing position, the f1903 flat panel provides advanced sound with two standard Harman Kardon speakers.
The HP Pavilion f1903 LCD Flat Panel monitor is planned to be available at retailers or online at hpshopping.com starting Oct. 12 and will have an estimated street price of $699 (after $50 mail-in rebate).(4)
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(1) Intended for original material and other lawful uses.
(2) Hyper-Threading Technology requires a computer system with an Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting HT Technology and a Hyper-Threading Technology enabled chipset, BIOS and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. See http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading/ for more information including details on which processors support HT Technology.
(3) Processing speeds, storage capacity and memory capacity as represented by component supplier.
(4) Actual prices may vary.
(5) Up to 73 years, based on Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. using the optional HP 58 Photo Inkjet print cartridge on HP Premium Plus Photo papers.
(6) Up to 4,800-optimized dpi color printing on premium photo papers when printing from a computer, 1,200-input dpi.
(7) The 4 x 6½-inch media includes a ½-inch tear away tab.
(8) Exact speeds vary according to the complexity of the document, print/copy mode and system configuration.
(9) Scans either 4 x 6-inch or 3 x 5-inch photos.
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