HP to showcase innovative products at GITEX Shopper 2013

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HP gave media a glimpse on its latest products that will be showcased during GITEX Shopper 2013 unveiling a suite of stylish consumer PCs, Detachables, Printers and new services and solutions designed to help customers to better manage their personal information.

HP is reinventing the consumer PC category in time for GITEX Shopper, offering industry-first innovations, next-generation form factors, choice of operating systems, and new services and software that greatly enhance the customer experience.

“HP’s innovative products and services are designed to cater to the needs of our customers delivering the productivity and the entertainment they want”, said Mathew Thomas, General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Middle East”. ”We are particularly excited about GITEX Shopper this year where we will be showcasing HP’s latest touch technologies as we deliver on our promise of ‘Innovation for the Next Generation. We look forward to welcoming shoppers and showcasing our new offerings.”

The HP ENVY Recline23 TouchSmart All-in-One PC, HP’s most immersive touchscreen PC, feature 10-point touch and a revolutionary adjustable design that allows for a more comfortable experience and greater control than ever before.

An HP study revealed that while using touch screens, an overwhelming majority of people preferred their screen in a low and close position for 100 percent of touch-related tasks. The HP ENVY Recline series meets the needs of touch users with a full high-definition (HD) IPS touch screen that responds to all 10 fingers at once, and a unique hinge that allows the screen to be repositioned with ease.

The hinge enables the screen to seamlessly move below the table and closer to the lap for a natural touch navigation position, or it can be adjusted upright for traditional use and to watch movies.

Additionally, HP is offering a new All-in-One PC with a bold design and premium sound for entertainment and music enthusiasts. The HP ENVY Recline23 TouchSmart All-in-One PC Beats Edition features black and red accents with Beats Audio driven dual speakers for the best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a PC and will be available in retail stores from November onwards.

HP’s unmatched portfolio of next-generation PCs are designed to enable users to connect with their information on devices that easily adapt to their needs. By releasing the magnetic hinge, users can move elegantly between the two form factors—tablet and notebook PC—all in one device.

The HP Split x2 is a versatile, two-in-one detachable PC that combines power and portability with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and powerful 3rd generation Intel Core processor family. Consumers can now enjoy a high-performance ultraportable notebook suited for virtually any intensive task, which doubles as a 33cm (13-inch) tablet to give unparalleled entertainment capability for playing games, videos and more. The HP Split x2 joins the HP SlateBook x2 and HP ENVY x2 as part of HP’s detachable PC portfolio.

Whether being used as a high-performance notebook or a tablet, the vibrant 33.8cm (13.3-inch) diagonal HD touchscreen display makes it easier to view and share content, play games with friends and family, or enjoy high-quality music with Beats AudioTM which provides the best-sounding, richest audio experience on a PC.

An optional hard disk in the base expands storage capacity while dual batteries allow users to stay ultra-mobile. The HP Split x2 offers an eye-catching design with a soft-touch coating that provides a comfortable hold and shows fewer fingerprints. The HP Split x2 also offers exclusive HP innovations such as a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision Full HD front webcam and the HP ImagePad for precise multifinger and gesture navigation.

The HP ENVY Rove20 can easily move from upright to completely horizontal for a tabletop entertainment experience. Using advanced multiple-touch technology, numerous users can interact with games and more at the same time. Multiplayer games such as Electronic Arts’ Monopoly, Fingertapps JigsWar Puzzle, Fingertapps Musical Instruments, and nsquared makewords are an ease to play when the PC is laid flat.

In addition to sharing games, families and friends can enjoy multimedia content on the  50.8cm (20-inch) 1,600 x 900 IPS LED panel that enables wide viewing angles, rich colors and sharp graphics, while built-in Beats Audio offers crisp, clear sound. Powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD graphics and 10-point touch, the HP ENVY Rove20 packs power for productivity tasks and an immersive entertainment experience with the ease of touch interaction.

Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction, certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest desktop printer, produces quality prints with Original HP inks, and save up to 50% on printing costs versus color lasers. It comes with new general office mode which delivers high quality prints at top speed while saving ink and money.

Using breakthrough HP PageWide Technology, HP Officejet Pro X Series desktop printers and MFPs deliver up to twice the speed at up to half the printing cost compared with color laser printers. The printers could print up to 70 pages per minute in General Office quality mode.

HP’s Officejet Pro printers provide faster printing speeds which combined with workflow management solutions, reduce time wasted waiting for documents, increasing productivity. They are also more cost-effective.

The latest inkjet printers provide a seamless mobile printing experience allowing owners to quickly print emails, presentations and other business documents from virtually anywhere using their web-connected or Wi-Fi enabled smartphones and tablets. Within seconds, you can make sure all materials are fully up to date. This means going into a business meeting with a potential client or investor confident that you have the materials to show your business in the best light.

LaserJet Pro printers offer affordable, high quality color allowing users to stay on task with fast setup and easy maintenance creating and printing their own marketing materials. The printers provide the same black cost per page as a black and white HP LaserJet printer. HP’s smallest color laser printer is also one of the planet’s most energy efficient as it reduces the environmental impact and conserves energy with Instant-on Technology and the HP Auto-On/Auto off Technology.

Building on this vision to change the customer experience, HP is expanding its HP Play music service by bringing music to life and redefining its digital entertainment through the first major legal digital music partnership with Universal Music Group in the region.

HP Play offers a digital music library that can be used to create personalized playlists with the latest music tracks and enjoy online streaming and downloads for free from Universal Music Group’s world-class catalogue including key Arabic & Asian artists.

It is available in English and Arabic and comes with cloud service that makes it easier for users to upload personal music.  HP Play is also available to download as a smart phone app from the Apple Store and Google Play and also offers 1 month free access to non- HP users. Register for free at Hpplay.com.

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Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is easily excited by the smallest of technologies around. He is an Android fanboy at heart, who also owns an iPhone, a Windows Phone, and a BlackBerry. Though he uses a MacBook Pro at work, he also uses a Windows PC, an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 for all his gaming requirements. True gadget lover at heart!