LONDON, UK, March 6, 2006 – HP today announced three new notebook PCs, the HP Compaq nx9420, nx6310 and nc6320, offering mobile professionals a secure, easy-to-use, reliable way of keeping up to speed when away from the office. These powerful notebooks feature the latest Intel® CoreTM Duo processor technology, which increases efficiency by enabling users to run multiple applications simultaneously.
“Today’s mobile lifestyle requires busy professionals to stay connected and productive throughout the day regardless of their location,” said Steven Gales, HP’s Senior Category Manager for Business Notebooks. “Our customers can now enjoy the same high-performance computing whether at their desk, visiting a client or giving a presentation – even if they can’t connect to a power outlet for up to four hours.”
Designed for users needing high performance and widescreen functionality combined with mobility, the HP Compaq nx9420 Notebook PC features a 17-inch widescreen display, Intel® CoreTM Duo processor and powerful 3D graphics to deliver desktop performance on the go. The nx9420 also delivers up to four hours of battery life, which gives users the flexibility to work where they want.
The HP Compaq nx6310 and nc6320 Notebook PCs are designed for cost-conscious professionals who need an affordable mobile office that gives them the freedom to work wherever their job takes them. Weighing just 2.7kgs and measuring only 30.3mm thin, both notebooks offer over four hours of battery life and a choice of the latest processor technologies, including the new Intel® CoreTM Duo processor.
Better battery life is now available with the optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery – up to 10 additional hours(1,2). This new 12-cell Lithium-Ion battery works across HP’s line of business notebooks for greater work productivity while travelling. Users can even plug their Smart AC adapter directly into the battery to charge it separately. Also available is the HP Extended Life Battery, an 8-cell Lithium Ion battery that provides up to an additional five hours of battery life(1,2) with the added convenience of being able to charge the battery while docked. The HP Extended Life Battery is an optimal solution for long meetings and locations where there are limited power outlets.
High security protection for ‘on the go’ professionals
The HP Compaq nx9420, nx6310 and nc6320 offer the security, ease of use and reliability that characterise HP’s line of business notebooks. They safeguard sensitive information with layers of security protection, including the HP ProtectTools suite, a fingerprint reader(3) and integrated smart card reader(4).
Designed to withstand the hazards of the mobile lifestyle, these notebooks offer the HP Mobile Data Protection System to help protect the hard drive from shock and vibration. The keyboard is made from scratch-resistant in-mold lamination and the HP Panel Protection helps protect the display from damage while shut.
HP Compaq nx9420 Notebook PC
· Thin-and-light form factor optimised around a 17-inch widescreen, wide-angle display; starting at 3.35kg and 33mm thin
· New Intel® CoreTM Duo processors to handle more tasks simultaneously and power saving features to help extend battery life
· Up to four hours battery life using the primary system battery and compatibility with optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery and HP Extended Life Battery; HP Fast Charge Technology allows notebook to be recharged quickly while docked
· Powerful ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 PCI Express Graphics Controller with 256MB dedicated video memory to handle complex 3D graphics
· Full-sized keyboard with separate numeric keypad delivers desktop-equivalent familiarity and functionality
· Enhanced HP Mobile Data Protection System 3D with digital accelerometer, which adds an extra layer of hard drive protection against shock and vibration
HP Compaq nx6310 Notebook PC
· Starting at just 2.7kgs and up to 30.3mm thin, this light notebook is built for work ‘on the go’
· Optional new Intel® CoreTM Duo processor to handle more tasks simultaneously and power saving features to help extend battery life
· Over four hours battery life using the primary system battery and more than 10 hours in total with the optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery and HP Extended Life Battery
· HP ProtectTools, an integrated suite of security solutions, helps protect notebook data and network connections with state-of-the-art security features designed to provide optimum safety
· A choice of 15-inch XGA or 15-inch XGA Brightview maximises productivity
· LightScribe direct-disc labelling technology enables users to burn a custom label directly to their discs; an excellent tool to deliver attractive media for customer projects
HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook PC
· Optional Smart Card Reader, TPM Embedded Security Chip and the integrated HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor help safeguard data with multiple layers of protection
· HP ProtectTools and the HP Credential Manager provide flexible layers of security to help defend data, applications and networks, and are completely customisable, enabling users to choose the level of security that best meet their needs
· Integrated 7-in-1 media reader(5) supports the most popular media card formats for the flexibility to share data quickly with different devices or other users
· HP Mobile Data Protection System provides padding for the hard drive and parks drive heads when the lid is closed
· Ability to conduct VOIP on the go with the integrated microphone and HP Wireless Assistant 2.0 means productivity around the clock
· Compatibility with common accessories(2) such as HP docking stations, monitor stands, extended-life batteries and HP Smart AC Adapters enhances productivity
Pricing and availability
The HP Compaq nx9420 Notebook PC will be available from mid-March 2006. Entry level pricing and configurations are outlined below.
· CoreTM Duo T2400 (1.83GHz), 17"WXGA AG, 512mb (1 dimm), 80GB 5400rpm, DVD /-RW DL, Intel 802.11a/b/g, BT, 1yr wrty - £1099 (ex VAT)
· CoreTM Duo T2600 (2.16GHz), 17"WSXGA Brightview, 1024mb (1 dimm), 100GB 5400rpm, DVD /-RW DL, Intel 802.11a/b/g, BT, 1yr wrty - £1499 (ex VAT)
The HP Compaq nx6310 and nc6320 Notebook PCs will be available early April 2006 (pricing currently not available).
HP Extended Life Battery is available for £95(6) and the HP Ultra-Capacity Battery is available for £120(6) starting in mid-April 2006.
Source: HP Compaq Press Release