Press Release: October 31, 2007
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HP Unveils Must-have Gifts for the Holidays

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2007

In time for holiday shopping, HP today introduced a range of consumer products – from personal, stylish devices that help protect and preserve digital memories, to the ultimate in high-definition digital entertainment PCs and TVs.

Highlighting the offerings is a powerful, all-in-one touchscreen PC that allows families to organize their busy lives with a shared family calendar or access entertainment content with just one touch. Also new is a consumer notebook that boasts 1080p resolution for a superb mobile entertainment experience.

“Consumer electronics are at the top of holiday wish lists this year and HP offers an innovative and stylish line up of gifts aimed at empowering consumers to create, share and publish their content, their way,” said John Solomon, vice president and general manager, U.S. Consumer Business, HP. “Whether they want to capture and print photos or enjoy the simplicity of a touchscreen computing experience, HP delivers best-in-class solutions to meet their needs.”

Touchscreens for everyone

Touchscreens create a near-effortless experience for people to enjoy the digital lifestyle as they are intuitive, simple to use and engaging. Many of HP’s hottest tech gifts this holiday season are touch-enabled:

  • HP TouchSmart IQ775 PC: Family members can now leave video messages for each other and enjoy faster, one-touch access to information, entertainment and communication with the new all-in-one touchscreen PC. Featuring AMD64 dual-core processing with AMD LIVE!™ Smarter Digital Entertainment and a 19-inch diagonal LCD adjustable display, this PC allows users to quickly and easily check the weather, edit and view photos, personalize notes, manage family schedules, access favorite websites(1) or watch favorite recorded or live TV shows. Estimated U.S. retail price of $1,599.(2)
  • HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center: Featuring a huge 7.0-inch color touchscreen and 100-sheet internal paper tray, this compact photo printer makes it easy to create personalized greeting cards and custom photos by the batch. Users can add personalized text, frames and clip art to photos, album pages and greeting cards – even write and draw directly on photos using the included stylus. The built-in digital picture frame also displays photos to family and friends. Estimated U.S. retail price of $249.(2)
  • HP Photosmart R937 Digital Camera: Never miss a holiday moment with this digicam’s 3.6-inch touchscreen – the largest on a compact digital camera.(3) Editing images in-camera is easy with a virtual keyboard that can be used to crop photos, insert captions and add Microsoft Vista®-compatible tags to share photos via email. The camera includes HP Design Gallery, which allows users to remove blemishes and red-eye, “slim” away extra holiday pounds and correct glowing pet eyes. Estimated U.S. retail price of $299.(2)
  • HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion: Featuring a unique high-resolution 3D navigation experience, Bluetooth™ wireless capabilities and a premium entertainment system, the sleek Travel Companion is great for any frequent business or vacation traveler. Offering an easy-to-use navigation system with text-to-speech guidance and online trip planning tools, travelers can research, create and share personalized trip plans to download onto the device. During downtime, users can enjoy entertainment features such as pictures, music, video and games on the stunning 800 x 480 high-resolution screen. Estimated U.S. retail price of $449.(2)

Safe-keep precious memories

Holiday memories can last a lifetime with products from HP that protect precious photos, videos, music and more. HP makes it easy to back up and store the most important of life’s moments.

  • HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer: The HP Photosmart C8180 delivers the fastest and easiest way to print photos at home.(4) This photo archiving all-in-one features a 3.5-inch touchscreen for easy navigation and LightScribe technology(5) for etching labels directly onto the surface of CDs and DVDs, which is ideal for preserving or sharing holiday memories. With one-touch buttons, Bluetooth wireless capabilities, HP Smart Web Printing(6) and an automated photo tray, users can tackle a variety of printing jobs with ease. Estimated U.S. retail price of $399.(2)
  • HP Pavilion Elite m9000 Desktop PC: Holiday memories can easily be stored for years to come with the Elite m9000, which instantly keeps digital photos and videos backed up with one touch of HP’s new Easy Back-up button located on the front of the PC. The PC features built-in wireless connectivity,(7) high-definition video playback and recording, crystal-clear 3D graphics and optional storage expandability. Cable management options help reduce clutter and a dual-format blue-laser combo drive can play the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD(8) high-definition movies. Estimated U.S. retail price starts at $1,189.(2)
  • HP MediaSmart Server: The HP MediaSmart Server provides a central, safe location to keep the entire family’s digital media and files with easy access from any networked PC, in or outside the home. Taking the worry out of data protection, the server can be programmed to automatically back up files such as family photos and home videos. HP Photo Webshare allows consumers to create a photo website on the server to share photos and video clips with designated family and friends when connected to the Internet. Estimated U.S. retail price of $599 for 500 gigabytes (GB) and $749 for 1 terabyte (TB).(2)
  • HP df750 7-inch Digital Picture Frame: The HP Digital Picture Frame offers an easy and elegant user interface, an 800 x 480 high-resolution picture display and supports many commonly used memory cards, so viewing digital photos and videos is simple and enjoyable. The frame automatically adjusts photos from portrait to landscape as the picture frame is rotated. Available with a remote control. Estimated U.S. retail price of $149.(2)
  • Snapfish: Snapfish has holiday greetings and personalized photo gifts covered with an extensive card store and more than 100 personalized gift options. Snapfish’s expansive card store features more than 75 greeting card templates in numerous styles and sizes and a variety of custom photo gifts including photo books, ornaments and even coasters. More information is available at www.snapfish.com.(9)

A multimedia enthusiast’s dream

Below are two gifts that would make even the most tech savvy person’s fantasy come true:

  • HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC: Showcasing the exclusive HP Imprint finish “Dragon” design, this notebook combines home theater, mobility and powerful performance into one highly stylish design. With a 20.1-inch diagonal high-resolution Ultra BrightView LCD display that is now capable of 1080p resolution and an easily adjustable screen for optimal viewing preference and comfort, the HDX is ideal for watching high-definition movies(8) and enjoying video games. Estimated U.S. retail price starts at $2,999.(2)
  • HP MediaSmart LCD HDTV: The MediaSmart TV is a fully networked television that allows consumers to stream photos, music and videos from their PCs to its stunning high-definition(10) LCD display. Built-in wireless connectivity(11) adds convenience and enjoyment throughout the home. The TV also provides access to online services such as CinemaNow, which allows consumers to download choices among more than 5,000 movies.(12) Estimated U.S. retail price for the 42-inch diagonal model is $1,999 and $2,499 for the 47-inch diagonal models.(2)

Pricing and availability

Detailed information on the available configurations, pricing and specifications for these and other products is available at the HP Home & Home Office Store at www.hpshopping.com.

Customers can shop whenever and however they want for HP PCs, printers and cameras by calling +1 888 999 4747, via chat, online or at retail outlets nationwide. Select models are expected to be available in retail outlets in the coming weeks. Support services are also available at www.hpshopping.com or by calling +1 866 234 1377.

About HP

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $100.5 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.


(1) Internet access required and sold separately.
(2) Actual price may vary.
(3) The HP Photosmart R937 Digital Camera has the largest touchscreen LCD display of any compact digital camera as of June 12, 2007.
(4) Printing process research by Doxus, 2007. Details and a list of tested printers are available at http://www.doxus.com.
(5) LightScribe creates a monochrome image. LightScribe media required and sold separately.
(6) Requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher.
(7) Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included.
(8) As HD DVD is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some HD-DVD titles to play, they may require an HDMI digital connection and the display may require HDCP support. Blu-ray Disc movies cannot be played on this notebook PC.
(9) Pricing and product availability are subject to change without notice.
(10) High-definition (HD) source content varies and will depend on source input, signal, aspect ratio and other factors. HD content may require separately purchased service contract or other fees. HD content may not be available in all service areas, check with service provider.
(11) Wireless access point and Internet service required and sold separately.
(12) Downloaded content requires Internet access and may require additional fees.

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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.