HP unveils Beats Audio–integrated Envy monitor

HP recently unveiled the world’s first display with integrated Beats Audio, the HP ENVY 27-inch IPS Monitor and HP’s most affordable touch notebook PC ever, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook.

First Standalone Monitor with Beats Audio

The HP Envy 27-inch IPS monitor with Beats Audio (image: HP)

The HP Envy 27-inch IPS monitor with Beats Audio is a display with the “Power to Perform.” Developed collaboratively with Beats by Dre, it provides a unique and total immersive audiovisual experience.

Built-in speakers angled upward deliver great mid-range and high frequencies with equally rich bass; this studio quality sound on the Envy 27 monitor allows consumers to hear music the way the artists intended.

The 27-inch IPS panel offers edge-to-edge glass, super slim design (13.95mm depth at top) and a narrow offset Aluminum die-cast base which frees up desk space and provides an unobstructed viewing experience for video purists.

In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology allows for great viewing angles (178 degree horizontal and vertical) with contrast and brightness that maintain their integrity better than with conventional TN (Twisted Nematic) panels. Available in South Africa from mid-March.

Thin and Light Notebook PCs for Everyone

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook and the new HP Pavilion Sleekbook provide affordable 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;(2) up to 1 terabyte of storage for apps, movies, music, photos, documents and more;(3) 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 Sleekbooks also feature exclusive HP innovations, including HP CoolSense, which adjusts cooling levels according to a customer’s personal preferences and results in a noticeably cooler PC, and HP ProtectSmart, which helps prevent file loss in case of a bump.

In addition, users have access to HP Connected Music, which brings music lovers a new way to enjoy some of the world’s most popular artists through HP’s partnership with Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

Consumers can access exclusive HP Music Rewards Packages via the HP Connected Music launcher embedded on Windows 8 HP consumer PCs including HP Private Events, Music Experiences and VIP Pack Trips.

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook and Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook are expected to be available in South Africa in mid-March.

Innovative Business and Consumer Displays

The HP IPS Monitors (22xi-23xi) brings IPS technology to everyday computing at affordable prices. With upgraded 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, these displays deliver clear images across the ultra-wide 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 customisable 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. Available in South Africa from mid-March.

Staff writer