Press Release: 06. October 2009

Breaking New Ground With Bigger and Bolder Experiences on the HP Mini

Introducing the world’s first 3D PC surface technology on the HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje, and largest Mini notebook display on the HP Mini 311

“Design is not just about what the computer looks like or even what it does for us. It’s also about the experience of using the PC,” said Brent Kendrick, General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP New Zealand. “We look at every opportunity to design the ‘wow’ factor that surprises and delights people, and these two new HP Mini notebooks are great examples of this.”


HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje

Following a successful collaboration with fashionista, Vivienne Tam, this new partnership with world-renowned Dutch industrial designer Tord Boontje is the next step in HP’s strategy to align with leading designers who have a unique point of view on design and technology.


The HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje breaks new ground with the industry’s first three-dimensional (3D) PC surface technology – HP Imprint 3D. This technology brings a unique depth and effect to Boontje’s pattern of flora and endangered animals that unravels onto the palm rest and touchpad of the notebook.


With a starting weight of 1.06-kilos and measuring just over one-inch thick, the HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje features a 10.1-inch mercury-free LED display and 92% full-size keyboard that make it the perfect travel companion.


The HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje also makes it easier for consumers to make smarter choices about the environment. The packaging, Quick Setup Poster, and User Guide are all printed with soy-based inks and made of 100% from recycled material. A reusable microfiber protective sleeve ships with the HP Mini and coordinated accessories also are available to purchase separately including a PVC-free wireless mouse and a handbag made from natural materials.


HP Mini 311

Equipped with the largest screen on a Mini notebook, the HP Mini 311 delivers a bigger and richer Internet experience for consumers who are “always on and connected”.

With an 11.6-inch diagonal High-Definition LED BrightView Widescreen Display, the HP Mini 110 features NVIDIA graphics with DX10 support and Altec Lansing speakers that offer high-definition video (capable of 1080p) and music playback.


Available in a choice of Black Swirl or White Swirl protective HP Imprint finishes, the HP Mini 311 also features pre-loaded HP QuickSync technology that provides effortless and automatic synchronisation of music, pictures, videos and other documents between an HP Mini and a primary notebook or desktop PC.


Connectivity

HP Mini notebooks are geared toward information “snacking” and content enjoyment, versus the rich content-creation capabilities found in fully-functional notebook PCs

The HP Mini 311 connects easily to HDTV through a HDMI port, and users can also keep friends close with email, chat, Web conferencing and VOIP – from anywhere with WLAN, webcam, and optional WWAN.


“Earlier this year we launched products at two spectrums of our HP Mini notebook portfolio – the colourful HP Mini 110 for consumers, and the sleek and professional HP Mini 5101 for prosumers,” said Kendrick. “With these two new HP Mini notebooks, we’re holding true to our promise to deliver new levels of individuality and connectivity to suit any lifestyle.”


Pricing(5) and availability


The HP Mini 311 starts at NZ$1,299 from October 22 2009 onwards.
The HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje with Windows XP® starts at NZ$999 from September 2009 onwards


Images, videos and other rich media content can be found on the Digital Press Release at www.hp.com/apac/hpforme.

(1) Only available with Windows® 7 Starter Edition.

(2) Not available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

(3) Wireless access points and Internet service required and not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited.

(4) Required a separate purchased Internet service and VoIP service contracts

(5) Estimated New Zealand street price. Actual price varies by market. Please check with your local market representative.


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Editorial contacts:

Catherine Orr, Consultus for HP: corr@consultus.co.nz
Genevieve Hole, Consultus for HP: ghole@consultus.co.nz
Jessica Rangi, Hewlett-Packard NZ: jessica.rangi@hp.com

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