Global computer manufacturer Hewlett Packard has announced the launch of a miniature laptop targeted mainly at the 'tiny' customers, which means kids. The new product offer affordable computing to every student, HP today introduced a full-function, mini-notebook PC priced starting under 0.
Designed for the education market, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is flexible enough for students to use from the classroom to the family room.
"HP listened to our needs and now is delivering a product designed by education for education," said Chris Sieger, director of information technology for Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia. "Teachers and technology are the two most important assets in education. HP's announcement demonstrates that it understands what schools need from industry."
At slightly more than two and one-half pounds, the HP Mini is smaller and lighter than many math or science books. It includes a suite of wireless, multimedia and security capabilities to allow students to learn everywhere they go – from class to home, from field trips to vacations.
The HP Mini provides mobile professionals a sleek, lightweight device that provides access to information and the ability to collaborate with others as well as to communicate via email, instant messaging or even blogging.
The HP Mini is packed with a combination of features to boost productivity and improve the overall mobile experience, including: simple, refined design and anodized aluminum shell that is sleek and sturdy yet lightweight, HP DuraKeys, featuring a clear coating applied over the notebook keyboard that protects the finish and printed letters and characters, an HP 3D DriveGuard, which sends a signal to shut down the hard drive upon sudden movement or shock by using a three-axis digital accelerometer chip, Scratch-resistant display and magnesium hinge bracket, a large 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA display etc...
The PC also features user-friendly full keyboard (QWERTY) and touchpad, ability to view video, still-image capture, web conferencing or video-enhanced instant messaging with no additional hardware to buy or carry,an optional integrated VGA webcam enables video and still-image capture to allow the addition of photos and video clips to presentations, documents and email and much more!
The laptp comes with two battery solutions – three-cell for lightest-weight configurations or optional six-cell for longer battery life. It also features wireless technologies such as integrated Wi-Fi Certified WLAN and optional Bluetoot, allowing students to access the Internet as well as communicate via email, IM, chat, VOIP and blogging. The wireless technologies also enable connections at hotspots as well as with Bluetooth devices such as printers, mice and headsets.
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