HP today unveiled new consumer PCs and commercial displays, including the company's first 27-inch all-in-one PC.
Launched in advance of the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the new lineup includes:
-- HP Omni27 PC - the company's first 27-inch all-in-one PC, and the first non-touch HP PC to feature exclusive HP Magic Canvas software
-- HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix PC - the most powerful HP Pavilion PC to date
-- HP Compaq L2311c Notebook Docking Monitor - built to pair with a notebook PC via its USB port
-- Affordable HP LV1911 and HP LV2011 LED Backlit LCD Monitors
The HP Omni27 All-in-One PC features an elegant flat-panel display with edge-to-edge glass and tilts up to 25 degrees, allowing users to adjust the 27-inch-diagonal high-definition (HD) screen to their comfort level.
The HP Omni27 features HP Magic Canvas software, enabling users to expand the desktop horizontally to accommodate photos, videos and applications. Microsoft Windows desktop shortcuts, task bar and start menu can all be accessed through the HP Magic Canvas, so users can work without ever leaving the interface. HP LinkUp lets users access and edit content from a notebook PC on the HP Omni27 PC's large display with virtually no file transfer hassles.
The HP Omni27 offers multicore processors, advanced HD graphics and up to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage. Additionally, it features Beats Audio, HDMI-in and an optional Blu-Ray disc drive or TV tuner. Users also can connect the optional HP Pulse Subwoofer to complement the rich sound of Beats Audio and add depth of sound to movies and games.
TThe HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix is the most powerful HP Pavilion PC. Distinct hardware details, including an armor-plated design that extends across the top and front of the bezel, lighting and a slanted window on the side of the chassis to see its inner technology, make the HPE Phoenix a standout among desktop PCs. It also offers a valet tray equipped with USB ports.
Exclusive features such as HP Magic Canvas, HP LinkUp and Beats Audio offer users the latest in convenience and sound. Users also can enjoy playing "RIFT," the dynamic role-playing game from Trion Worlds Inc., included at no additional cost with the HPE Phoenix.
The HPE Phoenix includes four dual in-line memory modules (DIMM) to accommodate up to 16 gigabytes (GB) of DDR3 memory and three internal hard drive bays, while its high-end discrete graphics cards, up to 250W, can support multiple displays. An optional liquid cooling system draws heat away from high-performance processors.
HP also announced the HP Compaq L2311c 23-inch Notebook Docking Monitor. Ideal for notebook users in shared or permanent work spaces, the HP Compaq L2311c sports a full HD, LED backlit LCD display panel and features HP Smart AC Technologythat powers and charges HP notebook PCs while also detecting and regulating the capacity of the electrical current.
The HP Compaq L2311c creates an expanded plug-and-play workspace with one USB connection that provides full HD video, internet connectivity and access to peripherals directly from the monitor's integrated Ethernet, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
The monitor also features a built-in 720p HD webcam and is equipped with HP MyRoom business edition software and Cyberlink YouCam, a webcam tool that eases communication with coworkers and clients in any location.
Also new from HP are the HP LV1911 and LV2011 LED Backlit LCD Monitors, which provide business performance at budget-friendly prices. The HP LV1911 and LV2011 respectively measure 18.5 and 20 inches diagonally and offer VGA inputs, 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios and 5ms response times.
Pricing and availability
-- The HP Omni27 All-in-One PC is expected to be available on Jan. 8 in the United States at a starting price of $1,199.99.
-- The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix h9 PC is expected to be available on Jan. 8 in the United States at a starting price of $1,149.99.
-- The HP Compaq L2311c 23-inch Notebook Docking Monitor is expected to be available in February in the United States at a starting price of $319.
-- The HP LV1911 and LV2011 LED Backlit LCD Monitors are expected to be available in March and February in the United States at starting prices of $125 and $135, respectively.