Press Release: May 05, 2010
Topics: Mobility

HP Teams with AMD to Introduce More Than a Dozen Notebook PCs

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today unveiled its broadest selection and largest single introduction of AMD-powered notebook PCs.


The company introduced 14 notebooks utilizing VISION and VISION Pro Technology from AMD, giving consumers and businesses a wide range of mobile products and a vivid visual experience at virtually every price and performance level.


Consumers have a choice of VISION Technology across HP Pavilion notebooks, including the dm and dv lines, as well as Compaq notebooks. Business customers can tailor new HP ProBook s-series, HP ProBook b-series or HP or Compaq notebooks with the VISION Pro Technology from AMD featuring AMD™ Phenom II, AMD Turion II, AMD Athlon or AMD V-Series processors.


“Businesses and consumers can turn to HP not only for the deepest portfolio of notebook products, but also for a wide range of technology choices to meet specific mobile computing needs,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP’s commitment to providing customers a choice of technology helps us maintain our position as the worldwide leader in notebook sales.”


HP customers get improved performance on popular applications with the updated AMD multicore processors. For example, an HP notebook that employs a new AMD Phenom II Dual-Core N620 processor offers up to 69 percent faster performance than previous-generation HP AMD-powered notebooks and gets up to 24 percent longer battery life.(1)


This performance, coupled with long battery life and exceptional visual performance, gives users hassle-free, efficient computing – all at a price that makes sense.


“Our close relationship has evolved to today’s expansive consumer and commercial product lineup, providing outstanding technology innovation and performance competitiveness that ultimately benefits the customer,” said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Division, AMD. “VISION and VISION Pro Technology from AMD enables an exceptional visual experience, great system performance and is designed to simplify the PC purchasing experience.”


The new HP products span all customer segments, including consumer, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), and the enterprise. Highlights include:

  • Thin and light, the HP Pavilion dm3 offers ultramobility and fast performance paired with cool etched patterns and a sleek metal finish. With an internet connection, consumers can stay connected with Skype, instant messaging and HP QuickWeb.(2) At less than 1 inch thick and weighing 4.2 pounds, the dm3 boasts a battery life of up to 7 hours,(3) ensuring that consumers can take it anywhere, leaving power cords at home.
  • The HP ProBook 4425s features a sophisticated brushed-aluminum metal case in caviar or bordeaux. Weighing only 4.71 pounds, it offers enhanced graphics capabilities, outstanding performance and a long battery life. Designed for SMB professionals who want stylish, affordable notebooks for everyday office applications, the HP ProBook 4425s includes various productivity enhancing HP Professional Innovations, as well as Central Management for HP ProtectTools.(4)


Additional newly announced HP notebooks powered by AMD VISION and VISION Pro Technology include:

  • HP Pavilion notebook PCs: dm1, dv5, dv6 and dv7
  • HP ProBook notebook PCs: 4325s, 4525s, 6455b and 6555b
  • HP notebook PCs: 425 and 625
  • Compaq notebook PCs: CQ42/G42 and CQ62/G62


More information about the products, including product specifications and images, is available at www.hp.com/personal.


About HP


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(1)
SYSmark 2007 performance comparison between HP ProBook 6555b with AMD Phenom II N620, AMD M880G graphics and Genuine Windows® 7 Professional and HP Compaq 6735b with AMD Turion Ultra ZM-84 processor, ATI™ Radeon HD 3200 graphics and Genuine Windows XP Pro SP3. MobileMark 2007 battery life comparison between HP ProBook 6555b with AMD Phenom II N620, AMD M880G graphics, LED display, 6-cell 55 WHr battery and Genuine Windows 7 Professional and HP Compaq 6735b with AMD Turion Ultra ZM-80 processor, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, CCFL display, 6-cell 55WHr battery and Genuine Windows XP Pro SP3. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See MobileMark07 battery benchmark www.bapco.com.


(2)
HP QuickWeb is accessible when the notebook is off and requires Microsoft Windows based systems. Internet access required. Timing may vary depending on the system configuration. To enable the feature following the removal of the battery, reboot the notebook prior to subsequent use.


(3)
Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See MobileMark07 battery benchmark www.bapco.com/products/mobilemark2007 for additional details.


(4)
HP ProtectTools requires Microsoft Windows.



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