HP launched the new Stream 8 tablet in India, followed by a new mini-desktop PC and some other products.
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HP has announced its new line of notebooks, tablets and desktops in the Indian market. The devices include the 11.6 inch HP Stream notebook, the HP Stream 8 and HP Slate 6 VoiceTab II tablets and a palm sized desktop known as the HP Pavillion Mini Desktop. While the notebook will be available at a starting price of Rs. 19,990, the tablets will be available for Rs. 16,990 and Rs. 15,990 respectively.
Further, HP is also offering 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive storage for one year along with the HP Stream notebook. You also get a free subscription to Office 365 for one year. The device has an 11.6 inch HD display with the Intel Celeron processor and 32GB of eMMC flash memory. The OneDrive storage space and Office 365 subscription is also available with HP’s Stream 8 tablet.
The VoiceTab II, on the other hand, is an Android 4.4 KitKat powered tablet, which has 16GB of internal storage that is expandable using a micro-SD card. It has a quad-core processor and has an 8MP rear camera.
The HP Pavillion Mini Desktop can support up to Intel Core i3 processors and also offers the OneDrive storage space and Office 365 subscriptions.
Here's HP's full press release, attached below.
New Delhi, January 13, 2014 — HP India today announced a range of new consumer products - an 11.6-inchnotebook HP Stream, two tablets including the HP Stream 8 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab II, and one palm sized desktop HP Pavilion Mini Desktop designed to boost performance and maximize productivity to transform the way people engage and consume content.
“Overall demand for innovative and mobility devices is increasing in India and consumers are looking for devices that can be used for both work and play,” said Ketan Patel, Director, Computing category, Printing and Personal Systems, HP India. “By introducing this new range of mobile computing devices, HP is looking to blend technology seamlessly into the lifestyle of the new age consumer by catering to their diverse demands around flexibility, performance and style.”
A NEW kind of notebook PC -- HP Stream
The innovative HP Stream is a new kind of Windows notebook PC that provides unsurpassed value in a thin and light package, and includes value-added services with free cloud storage for instant access and sharing of content with 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive(1) for one year; Office 365(2) Personal for one year(2) to edit, share or collaborate in real-time.
In the past customers have had to choose between expensive thin and light or less expensive PCs that were typically thicker and heavier. HP Stream customers can enjoy the best of both worlds in a thin, light and affordable notebook PC with the power for most every day computing tasks.
Customers can enjoy entertainment in high-definition(3) (HD) with an 11.6” HD display. While the innovative fan-less design with high efficiency Intel Celeron processor and 32GB of eMMC flash memory allows for quiet, cool operation and quick file recall, the stunning color and stylish gradient design available in Horizon Blue is sure to turn heads.
Sleek design, value-added cloud services and long battery life(4) make the HP Stream an attractive mobile device for on-the-go customers.
Mighty Powerhouse, Compact Design
Consumers want a powerful and refined desktop PC to complement their personal style and homes without creating more clutter while maintaining a designated place for friends and families to come together to share, create, and be entertained. At only 2.06 inches in height and weighing just 630 grams.(5) the HP Pavilion Mini Desktop can fit in the palm of a hand. It maximizes productivity enabled by Windows 8.1(6)and supports processors up to Intel Core i3. (7) Customers can store and connect to more videos and photos with up to 1 TB storage (8)and up to 8 GB of expandable memory.(9) Consumers can also immerse themselves in casual gaming and entertainment using the dual display support with DisplayPort and HDMI compatible ports, giving them the ability to stream and access content on multiple screens, including TV with Quad HD(3) support.
The HP Pavilion Mini Desktop is ENERGY STAR certified, drawing up to 45 watts of power compared to 250 watts for a typical tower PC. Built-in Wi-Fi(10) and Bluetooth allow customers to connect with Bluetooth accessories. With the decline use of optical DVD media in a more connected digital world, the HP Pavilion Mini Desktop does not include an optical drive. External USB optical drive can be used through any of the four USB ports. The HP Pavilion Mini Desktop comes in Snow White to effortlessly complement home décor.
Stay connected and do more
The HP Stream 8 Windows tablet keep customers connected to work, friends and content all at an exceptional value. The cloud-connected, Intel-powered 8” tablet includes one year of Office 365(2) Personal, 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive(1) storage for one year, and a full Windows 8.1 experience.
Customers can fully personalize their tablet with Start screen, live tiles and a dynamic lock screen and with multi-user support built-in, sharing the tablet between users is easy.
HP also launched the HP Slate6 VoiceTab II, a lightweight, ultra-fast quadcore tablet combined with voice-calling that allows consumers to stay entertained and connected for work and play. With trusted HP performance, the device is engineered to elevate the user experience of everything from movies and music to gaming and the web.(11) Powered by a quad-core processor, gifted with the speed of 3G(12), and topped off by a brilliant HD(3) display, the HP Slate6 VoiceTab II sets smooth, skip-free multi-tasking in motion. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System with built-in 3G Dual SIM capability, the HP Slate6 VoiceTab II helps consumers stay connected at all times. The device also comes with power packed entertainment features such as front firing speakers, 2 megapixels front HD(3) camera and 8 megapixels rear HD(3) camera with flash. The HP Slate6 VoiceTab II has 16GB built in storage expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card.
Pricing and Availability (11)
The new products are expected to be available in India from January, 2015.
The HP Pavilion Mini Desktop starting price of INR 26,990/- includes Intel Pentium 3558U processor, 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Without Monitor, Keyboard and a Mouse.
The HP Stream 11.6”diagonal starts at INR 19,990/-.
The HP Stream 8 Tablet starts at INR 16,990/-.
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab II starts at INR 15,990/-.
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