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Hewlett-Packard Executive Vice President Todd Bradley kicks off HP’s Mobility Summit in San Francisco by introducing seven new notebooks that represent a significant update to HP’s design strategy.
Ted Clark, the head of HP’s notebook division, walked attendees through the details of each of the new notebooks, which coverrnboth the home and business side of HP’s product categories. They range in price from $749 to $1,649; detailed specifications can be foundrnon HP’s Web site.
The new HP dv2000 entertainment notebook comes with an expansion base that makes it easier to use the notebook in a fixed place. The notebook features a unique design developed by Nissha Film Products on the back of its 14.1-inch wide-screen display. The notebook starts at $1,099, while the xb3000 expansion base costs $249.
HP hosted a Tuesday product fair that allowed for a closer look at the nc2400, which has a 12.1-inch wide-screen display and weighs just 2.8 pounds in its basic configuration. PC companies have recently re-embraced the ultraportable laptop, which hasn’t been a huge seller in recent years but is very popular with traveling executives and in markets outside the U.S.rn
rnThe nc2400 costs $1,599.
HP didn’t forget to update its Tablet PC, therntc4400. This model keeps the convertible design, which lets consumers either operate the PC like a traditional notebook or rotate the screenrnto cover the keyboard and use in tablet mode. This system has been updated with Intel’s Core Duo processors and will be available in earlyrnJune for $1,649.
HP’s new nc6400 laptop is the company’s latest “workhorse corporate notebook,” according to notebook head Ted Clark. It comes with arn14.1-inch display and a built-in privacy filter that shields the screen from prying eyes across the airplane aisle. It will be available laterrnthis month for $1,549.