HP unveils IPS monitors and notebooks

HP announced the introduction of new monitors, two notebooks, and a storage device for wireless content streaming.

The most notable of HP's new monitor range includes the firm's first display with integrated Beats Audio. Named the HP Envy 27, the monitor has built-in speakers that are angled upward to deliver midrange and high frequencies with rich bass, the company said.

The display also features an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel that provides viewing angles of 178 degrees horizontally and vertically. It also features a glass design along with a slim profile measuring 14mm and supported by a narrow aluminium base.

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook and the new HP Pavilion Sleekbook provide performance in a thin and light package. Powered by an AMD A-Series APU, the newest HP Sleekbooks feature a 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) display; up to one terabyte of storage for apps, movies, music, photos, documents and more; Dolby Advanced Audio; a removable battery; and a numeric keyboard for increased productivity.

A full array of ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 provide fast connections to mobile devices and accessories.

The HP Pocket Playlist goes beyond what's expected from portable media storage and entertainment. With no internet connection required while streaming and no need for a data plan, this portable device streams unencrypted contentmovies, music, TV shows and photosto up to five mobile devices at the same time.

The HP Pavilion IPS LED Backlit Monitor series (models 20xi, 22xi, 23xi, 25xi, and 27xi) brings IPS technology to everyday computing at affordable prices. With upgraded 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, these displays deliver clear, vivid images across the ultrawide viewing spectrum.

The monitors also are upgraded with a thinner HP industrial design, and connectivity that covers digital, multimedia and analog options. With unique HP features such as controllable power-saving modes and customizable screen settings with integrated HP My Display software, consumers can partition the screen so that multiple application windows can be open at the same time, while also saving user-preferred settings for easy startup.

The HP x2401 24-inch LED Backlit Monitor is a microthin monitor with MVA technology that produces wide viewing angles for vivid, consistent color. The monitor features an adjustable easel stand and L-connectors to keep cables in the back for a clean look, and includes DP/HDMI connectivity and a VESA mount. It has a brushed metal finish and is ideal for customers who value design innovation.

The HP U160 15.6-inch LED Backlit Display is 1.02 inches thin and made for the on-the-go business professionals who need a convenient, portable monitor for productivity. The monitor connects to any notebook with a USB port and sets up and folds down in a snap. The "flip and fold" stand deploys the monitor quickly and helps protect it while stored, making it ideal for mobility.

Designed to share content and provide extra screen real estate, the monitor works with a single cable, allowing customers to work at the office or in a hotel room, restaurant, lobby or public meeting space.

The HP ProDisplay Series (available in 18.5-inch, 20-inch and 21.5-inch models) gives the everyday business display an upgrade. Practical, reliable and designed with energy efficiency in mind, this display has front-of-screen performance for crisp clear text and images and more screen room to roam. A sculpted, soft black slender form almost vanishes into the background and keeps the vibrant images displayed on the LED backlit panel the main focus.

The HP ZR2330w IPS LED Backlit Display offers business-class performance at a budget-friendly price. IPS technology delivers brilliant color from almost any angle, and because this monitor is equipped with advanced connectivity, this display is perfect for multiscreen setups, the company added.