Press Release: June 09, 2009
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HP Gives Students a Head Start with Sleek, Affordable PCs and Printers



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Just in time for summer, HPis offering stylish and affordable notebook PCs and printers tohelp students and parents get ready for the coming school year.

From the ultra-light,backpack-ready HP Pavilion dv2z and the powerful HP Pavilion dv6tnotebook PCs to the wireless-ready HP Photosmart Plus All-in-Oneprinter, students will enjoy the performance and design of HPnotebook PCs and printers. At the same time, parents will have thepeace of mind that they have invested in the right technology fortheir high schoolers and college-bound teenagers withoutsacrificing capability or value.

This year, HP is offeringthe latest in wireless technology along with simplified setup anduse through touch-enabled printing technology and built-in photofeatures for picture-perfect prints. HP notebook PCs and printerscome in stylish designs that fit with any home or dorm room. Theyalso are designed to work seamlessly together, ensuring maximumproductivity for busy college students.

In addition, the HP Academyprogram – at www.hpdirect.com/academy– offers students great deals on the latest HP notebook PCs,printers and all the accessories and software that students willwant to customize their technology experience to the needs of boththeir college major and their personality. Plus, with HP’sindustry-leading service and support, students and families willhave support every step of the way.

Sleek PCs helpstudents stay connected in style

HP notebook PCs deliverworld-class style, performance and value. The HP Pavilion dv2z, HPPavilion dv6t, HP Pavilion dv6z Artist Edition 2 and HP Paviliondv3t notebook PCs are designed to match college students’ busylifestyles, helping them take notes in the classroom, write papersin their rooms and enjoy entertainment while on the go – allwithout breaking the bank.

  • The HP Pavilion dv2z (starting at $599(1)) is anaffordable, thin and light notebook that is perfect for the studenton the go. Less than 1-inch thin and starting at 3.81 pounds, thedv2z won’t weigh down students’ backpacks. It has a 12.1-inchdiagonal mercury-free LED widescreen display and features HP MediaSmart software, which provides one-touch access toentertainment.(2) The dv2z offers a full notebook PCexperience with powerful discrete graphics, high-capacity harddrive up to 500 gigabytes (GB),(3) optionalBlu-ray(4) disc support and a wide range of ports, withpricing that delivers unprecedented value to consumers for itsclass. Starting on June 10, students have the option to configure adv2z to match their exact needs on www.hpdirect.com with optionssuch as a dual-core(5) AMD processor and discretegraphics for extra computing power.
  • The HP Pavilion dv6t (starting at $649(1)) offersthe latest digital entertainment features and mobile technologiesin a stunning design that balances performance and mobility. WithHP MediaSmart software, the dv6t puts entertainment a click away –watching movies, viewing photos, listening to music and creatingvideos has never been easier. Its 16-inch diagonal LED widescreendisplay is ideal for writing term papers and also delivers a 16:9aspect ratio for full-screen viewing of high-definition TV andother HD content, including the latest viral videos. A separatenumeric keypad allows faster data entry during class.
  • The HP Pavilion dv6z Artist Edition 2 (starting at$949(1)) includes all of the features of the HP Paviliondv6z plus the winning design from the 2008 HP MTV Notebook DesignContest – a design inspired by the sea and sky in Okinawa, Japan.Students also can unleash their inner artist with a robustentertainment software package and software applications fromCorel, including Video Studio X2, Corel® Painter Sketchpad andCorel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. With Magix Music Maker 14, studentscan create unique songs. The Artist Edition notebook PC is expectedto be available starting June 10 at www.hpdirect.com.
  • The HP Pavilion dv3t (starting at $649(1)) is a thinand light, full-powered notebook PC that brings the latest inentertainment and performance in a stylish, highly mobile design.At about 1.25-inches thick and just under 5 pounds,(6)the dv3t features an integrated optical drive and optional discretegraphics for entertainment on the go. Extended battery life and afull range of connectivity options make it ideal for students whowant a notebook PC that suits their needs both in and outside theclassroom.

Affordable printingsolutions help students “go green” at every stage

HP makes it easy for peopleto make smarter choices with the introduction of a host ofall-in-one printing solutions designed to collectively meet a widerange of student and family needs. With built-in touchcapabilities, photo features and easy wireless setup with the touchof one button,(7) HP’s reliable printers allow studentsto print reports quickly and efficiently and publish creativeprojects with vibrant photo quality.

  • The HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One ($149(1))wirelessly prints photos, web content and everyday documents – fromclass schedules to homework assignments – making it an idealprinting solution for students of all ages as well as families.With a full-featured TouchSmart screen, users can easily display,edit and print photos, with or without a PC, all with a touch ofthe finger. Built-in Wi-Fi support(8) enables wirelessprinting from PCs as well as iPhones and iPodTouches.(9) Students can rely on fast, error-free photoprinting thanks to features such as an auto-engaging photo tray andthe Photo Print Gadget(10) for easy drag-and-dropprinting. Expected to be available Aug. 1, this ENERGY STAR®qualified printer also uses 30 percent less energy than itsprevious model.
  • Great for on-the-go students who want the flexibility to printfrom virtually anywhere,(8) the HP Photosmart C4780All-in-One ($129(1)) is a versatile wireless printerthat offers an ideal balance of features at an affordable price.Using the color display with HP TouchSmart frame, this printerdelivers lab-quality photos, everyday prints, copies and photoreprints – all without a PC and using ink cartridges made from atleast 50 percent recycled plastic. Expected to be available inmid-July, the Photosmart C4780 is compact in size, and convenientmemory card slots and laser-quality text output make wirelessprinting easy for everyone.

Students on a budget willenjoy the most affordable HP Deskjet and Officejet printers: theHP Deskjet D1600 Printer Series ($39(1)) and HP Officejet 6000 Printer ($89/$119wireless(1)).

  • Expected to be available in August, the HP Deskjet D1600 is aneasy-to-use, reliable printer made from 25 percent recycled plasticthat delivers laser-quality prints at a low price, meeting all thefundamental printing needs without breaking the bank.
  • Students can keep their printing costs low yet not give upprofessional print quality with the HP Officejet 6000, ahigh-performing device that delivers up to 40 percent lower costper color page and energy use over competitive laserprinters.(11) Now available, the Officejet 6000 can helpstudents boost productivity with fast print speeds, embedded wiredand wireless networking options and automatic two-sidedprinting,(12) saving resources and money.

All of these printers arepart of the HP EcoSolutions program and carry the HP Eco Highlights label, which makes it easy for students andparents to identify features that help reduce their environmentalimpact, including ENERGY STAR qualification, paper-saving optionsand use of recycled content.

HP service andsupport

HP products are backed byHP Total Care, thecompany’s award-winning service, solutions and support, both in andout of warranty. HP support professionals are available 24/7 byphone, email and real-time chat. HP’s online support optionsinclude consumersupport forums, online classesoffered at no charge, a dedicated support video channel, the PC Tune-upCenter and the newly designed HP Customer Care site, recentlynamed one of the “Ten Best Web Support Sites of 2009” by theAssociation of Support Professionals (ASP).

HP PCs come with built-insupport through HP Total Care Advisor, which allows consumers tonavigate through PC care, check up on health and security, getproduct information, view connections and get updates from a singleaccess point. Customers also can access printer diagnostics andsoftware driver updates with HP Printer Check.

HP also provides studentspeace of mind and protection from physical damage to their notebookPCs through its one-, two-, three- or four-year AccidentalDamage Protection extended service plans. These plans offerprotection from common damages caused by drops, spills andelectrical surges. When HP repairs or replaces a PC or printer,those parts and products are either re-used or recycled. Moreinformation is available at www.hp.com/go/totalcare.

HP and theenvironment

For decades HP has been anenvironmental leader, driving company stewardship through its HPEco Solutions program, which spans product design, reuse andrecycling as well as energy and resource efficiency. HP influencesindustry action by setting high environmental standards in itsoperations and supply chain, by providing practical solutions tomake it easier for customers to reduce their climate impact andthrough its research on sustainability solutions that support alow-carbon economy. More information is available at www.hp.com/ecosolutions.

AboutHP

HP, the world’s largesttechnology company, simplifies the technology experience forconsumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing,personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. Moreinformation about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.


(1)Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

(2)Internet access is required and sold separately.

(3) Forhard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity isless. Up to 8 GB of hard drive is reserved for the system recoverysoftware.

(4) AsBlu-Ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc,digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues mayarise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawlessplayback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for someBlu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digitalconnection and the display may require HDCP support. This Blu-raydrive does not support writing to ultra-high speed CDRW media (16Xto 32X advertised performance). HD-DVD movies cannot be played onthis notebook PC.

(5) Thissystem requires a separately purchased 64-bit operating system and64-bit software products to take advantage of the 64-bit processingcapabilities of AMD technology. Dual/triple/quad-core processingavailable with AMD technology is designed to improve performance ofthis system. Given the wide range of software applicationsavailable, performance of a system including a 64-bit operatingsystem and a dual-core processor will vary.

(6)Actual weight will vary by configuration.

(7)Requires a WPS router with an integrated push-button. Wirelessperformance depends on physical environment and distance fromaccess point.

(8)Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment anddistance from access point.

(9) Freedownload available from Apple’s App Store, details at www.hp.com/go/iPrintphoto.

(10)Requires Windows Vista™.

(11)Compared with the majority of color laser printers priced less than$300, June 2008; details are available at www.hp.com/go/officejet.Officejet ISO yield with highest-capacity cartridges based oncontinuous printing; additional information is available at www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.Energy use based on HP testing using the ENERGY STAR program’s TECtest method criteria.

(12)Wireless networking and automatic two-sided printing not availableon base model. Wireless performance is dependent upon physicalenvironment and distance from access point.


AMD is a trademarkof Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Corel is a trademark or registeredtrademark of Corel Corporation or Corel Corporation Limited. ENERGYSTAR is a U.S. registered mark of the United States EnvironmentalProtection Agency. Windows Vista is either a registered trademarkor trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or othercountries.

This news releasecontains forward-looking statements that involve risks,uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertaintiesmaterialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HPand its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially fromthose expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements andassumptions. All statements other than statements of historicalfact are statements that could be deemed forward-lookingstatements, including but not limited to statements of the plans,strategies and objectives of management for future operations; anystatements concerning expected development, performance or marketshare relating to products and services; any statements regardinganticipated operational and financial results; any statements ofexpectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlyingany of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions includemacroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the execution andperformance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers andpartners; the achievement of expected operational and financialresults; and other risks that are described in HP’s QuarterlyReport on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2009 andHP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K forthe fiscal year ended October 31, 2008. HP assumes no obligationand does not intend to update these forward-lookingstatements.

© 2009Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information containedherein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties forHP products and services are set forth in the express warrantystatements accompanying such products and services. Nothing hereinshould be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HPshall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissionscontained herein.


Editorial contacts:

Cherie Britt, HP: cherie.britt@hp.com

Sheila Watson, HP: sheila.watson@hp.com

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.