HP introduces Windows 8 compatible PCs into Nigerian market
By Olubunmi Adeniyi
Lagos. March 2, 2013: PC maker Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced the availability of its new line of consumer PCs designed to work with Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in the Nigerian market.
The new ultra stylish HP products, range from notebooks and desktops to a convenient hybrid, leveraging premium materials and a thoughtful design philosophy to deliver a distinct HP look and feel, the company said in a statement.
A unique form factor, including a hybrid notebook with a detachable screen and an ultrathin all-in-one desktop enable users to take advantage of Windows 8 along with HP innovations such as HP TouchSmart technology.
Speaking on the development, James Mouton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Personal Computer Global Business Unit, HP says that “HP’s portfolio of ultrathin notebooks, sleek all-in-ones and high-performance business PCs is designed to meet the needs of customers anticipating the release of the Windows 8 OS.”
Consumers and organisations now can choose from a broad range of HP PCs featuring multitouch displays, versatile form factors, sleek designs or customisable solutions that address their needs, Mouton adds.
The HP consumer notebook portfolio featuring Windows 8 includes a hybrid PC and notebooks with slim and sophisticated designs, multitouch display technology, strong performance and great value.
The company says its new HP ENVY x2 is a powerful, ultrathin hybrid PC that delivers the power of a notebook and the freedom of a tablet in one stylish, lightweight device.
As a notebook that doubles as a tablet, the HP ENVY x2 has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a seamless magnetic latch, says HP.
The HP ENVY x2 includes a vivid 11.6-inch/295 millimeters (mm) diagonal high-definition (HD) touch display, Beats Audio, an HD webcam plus an 8-megapixel camera, and near field communication (NFC) technology that lets users share content, including photos, contacts and URLs, with a simple tap.
HP Spectre TouchSmart Ultrabook is a premium Ultrabook featuring a 15.6-inch diagonal multitouch Radiance Full HD IPS display, strong performance and a sophisticated all-metal design.
Measuring 7 inches/179mm thin, this Ultrabook is HP’s first notebook with Intel Thunderbolt technology, providing blazing-fast transfer of music, movies and data to external devices.
HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 features a 14-inch/356mm multitouch HD display, a booming subwoofer with Beats Audio and optional AMD graphics with 2GB of graphics memory.
Also on the notebook category, HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and Pavilion Sleekbook 15 PCs are available in sparkling black and ruby red and provide the performance and easy applications consumers need every day now in an ultrathin style.
Describing its business PC portfolio, HP says it maximises productivity for businesses and government organisations of any size.
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook is ultrathin, lightweight and efficient. With enterprise docking capabilities and a swappable battery, the EP EliteBook Folio is built for the on-the-go professional.
The HP ElitePad 900 is a tablet for business that balances a beautiful design with enterprise-grade features, serviceability and support. The ultrathin and lightweight Windows 8-based tablet also features optional HP ElitePad Smart Jackets, which add connectivity options and longer battery life along with specific add-ons that customise the tablet for specialised uses.