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HP announces new consumer and business laptops at CES 2010

SINGAPORE, Asia Pacific, Jan. 6, 2010 – HP today expanded its award-winning portfolio of companion PCs with the launch of two new Mini notebooks. With thin, striking designs, the new models are engineered to provide an unsurpassed customer experience:

— Available in the HP Mini’s broadest range of color and design options to date, the affordable HP Mini 210 provides all-day computing, optional high-definition (HD) video playback, mobile broadband connectivity, and is global positioning system-capable (GPS)(1,2).

— The HP Mini 5102, HP’s first touch-enabled mini notebook, is designed for mobile professionals. It features an all-metal case in black, red or blue and offers a range of features, including face recognition for easy log-on to Windows® operating systems and password-protected websites.

HP Mini 210
Starting at 1.22kg (with HDD) and measuring less than 1-inch thin, the HP Mini 210 is available in a colorful choice of stylish Black Crystal, Silver Crystal, Pacific Blue or Sonoma Red HP Imprint finishes.

With a 10.1-inch diagonal standard or optional BrightView Infinity HD LED widescreen display and an island-style keyboard that is 93 percent of a full-size QWERTY keyboard, the new HP Mini 210 is designed for those who surf the web, check email, listen to music and need access to people or information while on the go. The companion PC also features a built-in WLAN, webcam and microphone. Enjoy more than 9.5 hours of battery life of freedom and fun, and connect with optional 3G broadband connectivity and GPS-ready system.

New software enhances the HP Mini 210 PC’s multimedia experience and makes it even easier to access offline content and update files on the go, anytime and anywhere:
— Access your music, photos and documents from anywhere with HP Cloud Drive – Allows users to access their synchronized content – including documents, photos and music – from the cloud without having to store it on a local drive. 
— On-demand access to your media with HP MediaStream – Allows users to stream multimedia content from one PC to another over the Internet, without requiring data to be downloaded.
— Keep your music in sync with HP QuickSync software – Automatically synchronizes files created or edited on the road with a home or business PC over a wireless connection when connected to the same network.
— Access the Internet in an instant with HP QuickWeb – Allows users to access the web without booting up the notebook by simply pushing a button. In seconds, users have a connection to the Internet and can access websites and other content that normally requires a standard browser, as well as photos, music and more.

In addition to viewing HD content on the Internet, users can experience their own personal multiplex via an optional Broadcom® Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator, which allows users to enjoy up to 1,080-pixel HD content.

HP Mini 5102
Available in either a standard or touch-enabled version and with a starting weight of 1.2kg, the HP Mini 5102 features a sturdy, lightweight anodized-aluminum display enclosure with a choice of black, red or blue brushed finishes. It also features an optional handle, which makes it easy to carry.

The touchscreen option allows users to get work done more intuitively and quickly based on their choice of input methods. Multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen allow users to navigate through applications and menus as well as provide access to information and websites.

Logging on to Windows and other websites is fast and easy with HP Face Recognition for Protect tools. Users simply face the 2-megapixel webcam of the HP Mini 5102 to log in. The HP Mini 5102 also features the latest Intel Atom N450 processor, multiple connectivity options including mobile broadband, and a large 10.1-inch diagonal LED display available in either WSVGA or HD resolutions. When equipped with the optional Broadcom HD video decoder card, the HP Mini 5102 can play back high-resolution 720- and 1,080-pixel HD video content.

Customers can choose either a four-cell battery for lighter weight or six-cell battery for longer battery life. When configured with the optional six-cell battery, the HP Mini 5102 delivers up to 10 hours of battery runtime.

Accessories, pricing and availability
— The HP Mini 210 is expected to be available in Asia Pacific from 7 Jan. Prices will start from US$299 for the HP Mini 210.
— The HP Mini 5102 is expected to be available in Asia Pacific from 7 Jan. with a starting price of US$399.
— The HP USB Media Dock combines the capabilities of a docking station, port replicator and adjustable notebook stand. It reduces desktop clutter while providing versatile docking and high-quality audio and video features. Priced at US$179, the Media Dock offers USB connectivity, making it compatible with any notebook.

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