HP Delivers Affordable Widescreen, Wireless Notebook PC to Small- and Medium-sized Businesses

Widescreen 15.4-inch Display, Thin and Wide Design Allow SMB Professionals to be More Productive While Mobile

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today introduced the HP Compaq Business Notebook nx7000 featuring a high-resolution 15.4-inch wide aspect ratio display that enables professionals to tackle performance-intensive applications with the mobility to be productive while on the road.

One of the thinnest widescreen notebook PCs on the market, the HP Compaq nx7000 is ideal for working on multiple applications side by side, viewing spreadsheets, or editing digital images and video for desktop publishing or other graphics-intensive work.

The widescreen display is 20 percent brighter, features 33 percent wider viewing angles and includes an improved contrast ratio compared to traditional notebook displays. The nx7000 also is 20 percent wider than traditional 15-inch notebook displays, providing users the additional screen space they need to be even more productive.

Powered by Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, the thin and stylish HP Compaq nx7000 delivers a powerful combination of performance, battery life and wireless connectivity. The notebook is 1.3-inches thin and weighs 6.5 pounds, making it easy for mobile professionals to take while on the go. Featuring the Pentium-M processor designed specifically for mobile computing, the nx7000 notebook can achieve up to 5 hours of battery life while still providing performance to meet the needs of demanding applications.

For multimedia users, the HP Compaq nx7000 is available with ATI's Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics with 32-MB or 64-MB video memory, JBL Pro speakers and three USB 2.0 ports. The unit also features an IEEE 1394 connection for blazing fast connections to digital camcorders and other consumer electronic devices. Additionally, it features an integrated Secure Digital (SD)/MultiMedia memory card (MMC) slot that allows for quick transfer of digital photos, music or other files to and from the PC and digital cameras, printers, handhelds and other devices.

The notebook's integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 LAN provides the foundation for clear and compatible connections across 802.11b Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) networks. For an additional cost, optional integrated Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity allows mobile professionals to synchronize and share their data with other Bluetooth enabled devices, such as HP iPAQ Pocket PCs, HP mobile printers or cell phones, to create their own personal area networks.

Technical information on the HP Compaq nx7000 includes:

  • Intel Pentium® M processors running at 1.4 GHz, or 1.6 GHz combined with the Intel 855PM chipset;
  • Integrated Intel PRO wireless 2100 802.11b mini-PCI card.
  • Optional integrated Bluetooth module;
  • 15.4-inch wide aspect ratio displays with 15.4-inch WSXGA+ (1,680 x 1,050 resolution) and WXGA (1,280 x 800 resolution);
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics with 64 MB or 32 MB of DDR dedicated memory;
  • Hard drives of 40 GB or 60 GB;
  • Choice of optical drives, including 8x DVD or 24x CD-RW/DVD;
  • Up to 2-GB DDR (266-MHz) system memory;
  • Three USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port, one S-video out port;
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet, 56-Kbps V.92 modem;
  • Eight-cell Lithium-ion battery.

Starting at an estimated U.S. street price of $1,699,(1) the HP Compaq Business Notebook nx7000 PC is available for purchase through the Web at www.compaq.com or by phone at +1 800 888 0220.

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(1) Actual prices may vary.

Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks and Centrino is a trademark of Intel Corp. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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