Hewlett-Packard Company today announced a new home PC featuring HP's new DVD+RW drive. The HP Pavilion 9995 home PC is the first PC on store shelves nationwide with DVD+RW technology.
The home PC includes the HP dvd100i DVD+RW drive and has an estimated U.S. retail price of $1,999. The DVD+RW format offers ease-of-use, higher DVD recording speeds than other formats and optimal compatibility. The HP dvd100i drive allows consumers to create custom CD and DVD discs, which offer seven times the storage capacity of CD-R/RW discs.
The DVD+RW multimedia drive allows consumers to record their own home movies to DVD, back up personal data from their hard drive, burn and mix their own music to CD and transfer VHS tapes to DVD for longer preservation. The easy-to-use software included with the drive allows consumers to transfer digital or analog video, using an analog capture card, from a camcorder or VHS tape and immediately view the scenes on DVD.
The HP Pavilion 9995 home PC sports the Intel® Pentium™ 4 2.0 Ghz processor, 512 MB RAM and is equipped to handle high resource tasks such as video editing, gaming or other multimedia activities. The 80 GB hard disk drive stores numerous large digital files easily, while the added stability provided by Microsoft® Windows® XP allows consumers to easily navigate their PC without worry.
"Talking with customers over the last year has shown us that video editing is a booming trend in home PC use," said Rob Wait, worldwide business manager, HP Consumer Business Organization. "With DVD+RW, our customers have the best tools to easily edit and share home videos, back up important information and create music CDs - all from the same drive."
The HP Pavilion 9995 home PC includes the following features:
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz processor;
512 MB SDRAM;
80 GB Ultra DMA hard-disk drive;
HP dvd100i DVD+RW drive (2.4x/8x/12x/10x/32x) 2.4x DVD (re-write), 8x DVD (read), 12x CD-R (write), 10x CD-RW (re-write), 32x CD (read) speeds;
16x DVD-ROM drive;
One IEEE 1394, one serial and two USB front access ports, with multiple IEEE 1394 and USB ports on back of chassis;
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX400 graphics card with 64 MB RDRAM memory;
Estimated U.S. retail price: $1,999.