P R E S S R E L E A S E
HP Teams with AMD to Offer Choice to High-growth
and programs for SMBs
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 22, 2005 – HP today announced it has teamed with AMD to address the fast-growing small and mid-size business (SMB) mobile market with the affordable HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC, which incorporates AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology(1) – the company's latest 64-bit processor optimized for mobility – and advanced security features.
By offering a choice of processor technology, HP now provides business customers one of the widest ranges of mobile products at virtually every price point and performance level.
In addition to the HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC, HP introduced HP Smart Mobility Access Program, a product bundle and education program for its reseller partners, as well as the ultra-light and easy-to-use HP mp2200 digital projector series.
These new offerings build on the company-wide HP Smart Office initiative, which delivers smart technology, smart advice and smart services to SMBs that allow them to spend less time on IT and more time focused on business growth.
"Small and mid-size businesses are clearly the sweet spot within the mobile market and being untethered from the office provides a competitive advantage by enabling workers to access critical business information when and where they need it," said Kevin Gilroy, worldwide senior vice president and general manager, Small and Medium Business, HP. "By teaming with AMD, we're able to expand upon our HP Smart Office technology portfolio and continue to provide SMB customers with smart, reliable and more secure mobile technologies at very competitive prices."
According to a small business survey commissioned by HP and conducted by Harris Interactive® in March, 36 percent of small business owners(2) surveyed plan to incorporate notebooks as part of their technology suite within the next year and 35 percent of small businesses surveyed think notebooks help them stay competitive with larger companies.(3) In addition, IDC recently reported SMB notebook growth at 24 percent year over year for the first quarter of 2005.
"Working closely with HP, and through the introduction of AMD Turion 64 mobile technology, AMD is better able to serve the business notebook market than ever before," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "Businesses demand investment protection and security. AMD is the only supplier that provides both enhanced security and 64-bit mobile technology, offering business customers worldwide a smarter IT investment."
HP Smart Office Technology
The introduction of the nx6125 marks the 11th new business notebook the company has introduced in the last 140 days. It offers customers a thin and light design that provides industry-leading security, ease of use and reliability while also offering outstanding business value. Key benefits include:
--Security: As part of the HP ProtectTools security portfolio, the notebook's built-in HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor provides customers convenient, easy-to-use authentication that is more secure than passwords alone. HP ProtectTools also includes an optional integrated Smart Card Reader, while HP Credential Manager increases network security by providing a secured, single sign-on password solution so users do not have to remember multiple, complex passwords.
--Outstanding business value: Starting at a sub-$1,000 price SMBs can afford, the nx6125 features robust configurations, including integrated biometrics, wireless LAN connectivity(4) and 15-inch display, as well as a three-year warranty.(5) The notebook also features ATI's Radeon Xpress200M, a DirectX 9 chipset for AMD platforms that delivers an exceptional thin and light mobile experience.
--Ease of use and reliability: Comprehensive features and performance in a mobile, thin-and-light design; enhanced battery life, including AMD PowerNow!™ power management technology and an optional travel battery for extended battery life; improved comfort and a variety of reliability and durability features including scratch-resistant in-mold lamination and HP Panel Protection system.
Further mobilizing the SMB professional, HP is also introducing the ultra-light and simple-to-use HP mp2200 digital projector series. These grab-and-go projectors offer quick and easy setup and shutdown, best-in-class image quality(6) and flexible connectivity to virtually any source. Key benefits include:
--Ultra-light, quick and easy to operate: Weighs only 2.4 pounds; easily sets up and shuts down in 15 seconds; compact, industrial design.
--Best-in-class image quality enables delivery of crisp, sharp, vibrant presentations: Up to 1,500 ANSI lumens, super sharp 2,200:1 contrast ratio, and DLP™ technology.
--Flexible connectivity to virtually any source: Multiple inputs offer connection to a user's notebook, handheld, DVD, camcorder, VCR or HDTV.
HP Smart Advice
HP Smart Mobility Access Program significantly reduces the complexity involved with selling, deploying and implementing mobile access to email, business shared files and company intranets. The product bundle includes Microsoft® Small Business Server, HP ProLiant server, a choice of mobile devices from HP iPAQ handhelds and smart devices to HP Compaq business notebooks, and several other options, including networked printers and a wireless network at the office.
HP Smart Services
(1) The 64 bit microprocessor is a new technology designed to improve performance of those software products designed to utilize this technology; please contact your software provider to determine software compatibility. Not all customers or software applications will benefit from the use of a 64 bit processor. Compatible software including compatible operating system software, is required.