HP Announces Intel Santa Rosa Based Business Notebooks

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HP unveiled a slew of new business notebook in Shanghai China today. The new notebooks include the HP Compaq 2510p, HP Compaq 6510b, HP Compaq 6710b, HP Compaq 6910p, HP Compaq 8510 series and HP Compaq 8710 series. All incorporate the new Intel Centrino Pro technology for ease of remote management and improved security.

The number classification of the products is based on the following grouping:

  • Ultra-Light (2000)
  • Balanced Mobility (6000)
  • High Performance (8000).

HP is also introducing four feature packages in its business notebooks using the following letter designation at the end:

  • s = standard
  • b = business
  • p = professional
  • w = workstation

So for instance, the HP 8710w is a high performance workstation business notebook while the 2510p is a professional ultra-light notebook.

Six of the seven new notebooks will offer built-in mobile broadband connection options. HP currently offers CDMA 1xEV-DO technology with Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess service or UMTS/HSDPA technology with AT&T’s BroadbandConnect network in the United States. Also, the new ultra-light notebooks (2710 and 2510p support CDMA 1xEV-DO Revision A(1) for faster EV-DO connection speeds where available.

HP Compaq 2710p

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Starting at only 3.6 pounds, the HP Compaq 2710p, ultra-thin convertible tablet sports an innovative design. With a twist of the screen, it transforms from an ultra-light notebook PC into pen-based tablet. An optional ultra-slim battery accessory allows users to enjoy up to 10 combined hours battery life, and a convenient ultra-slim docking solution features an integrated DVD+/-RW drive. In addition, it offers an optional integrated camera for convenient video conferencing and image capture, HP NightLight on the keyboard to improve visibility in low light and integrated business card reader software.

HP 6710 data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_2710p.pdf

HP Compaq 2510p

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HP’s smallest and lightest business notebook starts at only 2.9 pounds with an integrated optical drive. Dual-pointing devices, both a touchpad with scroll zone and pointstick, offer users greater flexibility. As with the tablet, the Illumi-Lite display improves battery life by up to 90 minutes over a notebook with traditional backlighting, and users have a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage processors to further optimize power consumption.

HP Compaq 6510b

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Delivering greater mobility, HP Compaq 6510b notebook boasts a low profile 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen display that offers 30 percent more viewing content than the standard 14-inch diagonal XGA display.

HP 6510b data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_6510b.pdf

HP Compaq 6710

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The HP Compaq 6710 series offers a large display, value and extensive connectivity. The series features a widescreen 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display with a choice of anti-glare or HP BrightView display options.

HP 6710s data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_6710s.pdf

HP 6710b data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_6710b.pdf

HP Compaq 6910p

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The HP Compaq 6910p offers industry-leading battery life of up to five hours and 45 minutes and a starting weight of only 4.5 pounds, this notebook is designed for on-the-move productivity. The Ultra-slim MultiBay II drive bay allows users to swap optical drives for increased storage or optimal travel weight.

HP 6910p data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_6910p.pdf

HP Compaq 8510 Series

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This HP Compaq 8510 notebook PC and mobile workstation offer a choice of intense graphics from ATI and NVIDIA in a 6.1 pound,highly mobile design. Users can also develop, record, re-write and playback high-definition video, as well as store up to 50 GB of data, with optional Blu-ray DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive with any of the new high-performance notebook PCs and mobile workstations.

HP 8510p data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_8510p.pdf

HP 8510w data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_8510w.pdf

HP 8710 Series

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The 8710 series is HP’s most powerful business notebook PC and mobile workstation offering the highest-end, independent software vendor – certified NVIDIA 3D graphics, a high-resolution 17-inch diagonal widescreen display and a full-size keyboard with numeric pad. Power users can work in a true 64-bit computing environment with support for up to 4 gigabytes (GB) of memory to run the most demanding applications. The mobile workstation offers HP Performance Tuning Framework, a free, easy-to-use tool that guides workstation setup and custom configures workstations to better match users’ requirements.

HP 8710p data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_8710p.pdf

HP 8710w data sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_8710w.pdf


Pricing and the expected availability of these HP business Intel Santa Rosa notebooks are as follows:

  • HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC starts at $1,699 and is expected to be available this summer.
  • HP Compaq 2510p Notebook PC starts at $1,599 and is expected to be available this summer.
  • HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC starts at $1,349 and is currently shipping.
  • HP Compaq 6710 Notebook PC series starts at $1,049 and is currently shipping.
  • HP Compaq 6510b Notebook PC starts at $999 and is currently shipping.
  • HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC starts at $1,599 and the HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation starts at $2,499; both are expected to be available mid-July.
  • HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC starts at $1,599 and is expected to be available mid-July; HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation starts at $2,199 and is expected to be available late July.




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