24 September 2014

HP 2 in 1, printer ideal for home offices

HP today announced a PC and a printer targeted at home offices. 

Designed to be fashionable and functional, the HP Pavilion x2 will be available in Singapore from October for a starting price of S$499**. The Pavilion x2 can be used as a 10" diagonal Windows tablet and shifts into a full-featured laptop with a detachable dual-purpose magnetic keyboard/cover that both protects the screen and serves as a multi-position stand.

The 2-in-1 PC is powered by an Intel Atom processor, and features front-firing speakers with DTS sound and a battery that lasts up to 11.45 hours*. It currently comes with the Tiffany blue keyboard/cover, with Moonstone gray and Lavender purple keyboard/covers to be available by end-year.

Source: HP. The HP Pavilion x2.
HP also announced a new HP ENVY printer that supports the latest mobile printing solutions, providing an easy way to print directly from smartphones and tablets***. The new printer can be set up quickly and easily with a smartphone or tablet. 

The HP ENVY 7640 e-All-in-One printer comes with NFC touch-to-print capability, a 25-page automatic document feeder, automatic two-sided printing and a fax function. The HP ENVY 7640 e-All-in-One has a larger 8.9cm colour touch-screen panel and an automatic photo tray that supports 4R (10 x 15cm) and 5R (13 x 18cm) printed photograph formats. The printer will be available in November starting from S$299**. 

Source: HP.
The HP ENVY 7640 e-All-in-One printer.
The new HP ENVY 7640 supports WiFi Direct, a feature that allows users to maintain a simultaneous connection with both the printer and the Internet. Ink cartridges cost S$19 for black ink and S$24 each for coloured inks. 

Sang Hoon Park, Printing Category Director, Printing & Personal Systems Group, Singapore, noted that inkjets and colour lasers serve different markets today. "Inkjets have better quality with the right media. If you don't print a lot, inkjets are best. Colour lasers are more for the commercial and enterprise market. A lot of LaserJets are bought for their high duty cycles," he said. While the new printers will support a recommended 300 pages per month, HP's lasers can print 5,000 to 6,000 pages a month.

*Battery life will vary depending on numerous factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Additional details are available at www.bapco.com. 
**Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.
***Local printing requires mobile device and printer to be on the same network or have a direct wireless connection to printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Remote printing requires an internet connection to an HP web-connected printer. App or software and HP ePrint account registration may also be required. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. See www.hp.com/go/mobileprinting for more details.