HP Increases Computing Mobility, Unveils High-Performance HP OmniBook 6000 Notebook PC, Security and Wireless Initiatives.
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Hewlett-Packard Company today announced the new HP OmniBook HP Omnibook was a range of laptop personal computers created by Hewlett Packard.
The range included:
The new, performance-rich HP OmniBook 6000 notebook PC exemplifies HP's dedication to quality products tailored to meet user demands for reliable mobility. Building on the success of the award-winning HP OmniBook 4150 notebook PC, the HP OmniBook 6000 offers a variety of performance options, from Intel(R) Pentium(R) III to Celeron(TM) processors. These options enhance productivity, offering customers maximum performance at competitive prices. The new HP OmniBook 6000 notebook PC maximizes reliability by incorporating a thinner, lighter form factor and a rugged magnesium-alloy cover. HP complements its OmniBook notebook PC line with wireless solutions and secure connectivity for e-business with HP Mobile ProtectTools 2000.
"As the first of several product and business solutions that will be introduced throughout the year, HP's OmniBook 6000 will support HP wireless and security initiatives for IT managers who require reliability, quality and low total cost of ownership," said Hilary Glann, global mobile marketing manager for HP's Mobile Computing Division. "HP's OmniBook 6000 provides users a compelling solution that combines high-performance, reliable products, accessories and industry-leading initiatives for increased mobile productivity."
HP Mobile ProtectTools 2000 facilitates secure e-business transactions through encrypted en·crypt
tr.v. en·crypt·ed, en·crypt·ing, en·crypts
1. To put into code or cipher.
2. Computer Science certificates and can be used across the Internet with HP's smart-card reader. HP Mobile ProtectTools 2000 protects vulnerable information in HP notebook PCs by offering asset and data protection in conjunction with the industry's only smart BIOS lock, requiring users to insert a smart card prior to gaining access to information.
HP has incorporated its popular e-center into the HP OmniBook 6000 notebook PC, giving users the convenience of accessing business-enhancing solutions right from the desktop. These customized solutions include the capability to back up files; print, duplicate and distribute documents; and send and receive faxes via the Internet.
Anytime, Anywhere Productivity
HP continues its leadership in the wireless arena by offering a full range of solutions for mobile users who need constant connectivity. As a part of its new wireless initiative HP is focusing on three categories:
-- Personal Area Network (PAN) improves productivity by eliminating the need for connecting cables between multiple devices. The entire HP OmniBook line will support plug-in Bluetooth PC cards; select systems will incorporate built-in Bluetooth capabilities. -- Local Area Network (LAN) enables users to wirelessly access e-mail, the Internet and files on the network from any location on the corporate campus. HP plans to offer a complete set of IEEE 802.11b solutions, including PC cards, access points and PCI cards. -- Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions, offered through an alliance with SierraWireless, eliminate the need for additional connection devices to keep users connected anytime, anywhere.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Pricing and availability depend upon model and configuration. HP OmniBook 6000 notebook PC models weigh between five and six pounds and feature Intel's Pentium III The successor to the Pentium II from Intel. Introduced in the spring of 1999 at 500 MHz, the Pentium III architecture was similar to the Pentium II with the addition of 70 new instructions optimized for multimedia (see SSE). 700MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. or Celeron 550MHz processors; up to a 15-inch display; up to 8MB video RAM Also called "VRAM," it is the type of memory used in a display adapter. Video RAM is designed with dual ports so that it can simultaneously refresh the screen while text and images are drawn in memory. It is faster than the common DRAM or SDRAM chips used as main memory in the computer. ; up to an 18GB hard-disk drive; CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). or DVD-ROM DVD-ROM: see digital versatile disc.
A read-only DVD disc used to permanently store data files. DVD-ROM discs are widely used to distribute large software applications that exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM disc. drive; up to 128MB memory; and have an estimated U.S. street price between $1,999 and $4,049(1). Special promotional financing options are available through HP Technology Finance through June 30. Leases start as low as U.S. $62.46 per month.
The new models are scheduled to begin shipping in May. More information on HP OmniBook 6000 notebook PC configurations, financing options and other HP OmniBook notebook PCs is available on the Web at http://www.hp.com/notebooks/omnibook.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing computing - computer and imaging solutions and services for business and home -- is focused on capitalizing on the opportunities of the Internet and the proliferation proliferation /pro·lif·er·a·tion/ (pro-lif?er-a´shun) the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms, especially of cells.prolif´erativeprolif´erous
n. of electronic services.
HP announced that it will spin off Agilent Technologies This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. and distribute its shares of Agilent on June 2, 2000 to HP shareowners of record as of May 2, 2000. Agilent consists of HP's test and measurement, semiconductor products, chemical analysis and healthcare solutions businesses.
HP has 85,400 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing operations continuing operations
Parts of a business that are expected to be maintained as an ongoing segment of an overall business operation. Income and losses from continuing operations are reported separately if any segments have been discontinued during the of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
(1) Actual prices may vary.
Note to Editors: Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks and Celeron is a U.S. trademark of Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking .