By Adam Coleman
SYDNEY: Hewlett Packard has unveiled its latest digital products to media at an elaborate launch event held in and around Sydney Harbour based on the television series ‘The Amazing Race’,
Guests invited to the event used the technology in a race and competed to win $1,000 for charity.
The new HP products involved in the event included the HP Pavilion s7500 Slimline PC boasting the powerful processing capabilities of a standard desktop PC within a slim and compact silver chassis.
According to HP, this model which was unveiled for the first time at the event, is the first small form factor PC to be shipped with ‘HP Skins’ and to illustrate how simple these are to apply, guests were asked to add a skin as part of the race.
Also on display was the HP Pavilion dv2000, a flagship model in the company’s new range of fashion-inspired and design focused notebook computers.
The dv2000, which uses an advanced in-mould lamination technique traditionally used in luxury car interiors, offers greater structural integrity than regular portable computers.
Etched on to its sable-black surface is a distinct textured wave-pattern, to add a contemporary feel to the notebook.
Another new notebook on display was the Compaq Presario V3000 series notebook PC. Featuring a contemporary gun metal-grey casing, this model is designed to cater to increasingly fashion conscious and entertainment driven consumers.
Two new extensions to HP’s iPaq range of mobile devices were also showcased at the event.
The HP iPaq hw6965 Mobile Messenger enables users to receive email wirelessly using new ‘push’ email functionality from Microsoft and features a mobile phone, access to Wi-Fi wireless hotspots, data networks, digital content and services, and enhanced security.
Another iPaq model on display was the new iPaq rw6828 Multimedia Messenger, which aims to provide consumers with the best solution in terms of connectivity, productivity and mobility.