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Among those is the HP Envy 27-inch IPS Monitor with Beats Audio

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has introduced nine new products today in Las Vegas, where the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place this week.

The top announcement on that list is the new HP Envy 27-inch IPS Monitor with Beats Audio, which is the company's first display with integrated Beats Audio. The PC is based on a unique audio experience with midrange/high frequencies and rich bass. It runs $499 and will be available February 3.

Next up are two new additions to the Sleekbook family: the HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook and the HP Pavilion Sleekbook. They feature an AMD A-Series APU, a 15.6-inch display, up to 1TB of storage, HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. The Pavilion Sleekbook will be available January 13 for $479.99 and the Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook will be available February 3 for $649.99.

The HP Pocket Playlist is a portable streaming device that allows users to stream music, movies, TV and photos to as many as five mobile devices at the same time. It doesn't require an Internet connection or data plan, but acts as a smaller DVR. It holds up to 16 full-length movies, 10,000 photos or 7,600 songs. It will be available February 15 for $129.

The remaining five products are monitors, including the HP Pavilion IPS LED Backlit Monitor (January 20 from $129.99-$339.99), the HP x2401 24-inch LED Backlit Monitor, the HP U160 15.6-inch LED Backlit Display (January for $139), the HP ProDisplay Series (February from $129-$179)and the HP ZR2330w IPS Backlit Display (January for $259).

HP is releasing new products in hopes of digging itself out of the tough spot it has been in. The company's December 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stated that the company is currently evaluating "the potential disposition of assets and businesses" that are no longer helping them meet objectives.

Before that, HP's former CEO Leo Apotheker announced that the company was abandoning its webOS platform and TouchPad tablets for good. It had acquired the webOS platform from Palm for $1.2 billion USD only a year previous. That same month, HP planned to sell off its Personal Systems Group (PSG), which is responsible for consumer and business PCs. Later, it was announced that HP was leaning more toward a spin-off PC business than a sale.

When current CEO Meg Whitman stepped up to the plate shortly after those baffling announcements, HP ended up not selling its PC unit or having a spin-off. Whitman kept the PC business in-house.

More recently, HP alleged that HP subsidiary Autonomy's former owners committed approximately $5B USD in accounting "improprieties", which they suggest amount to fraud. In November 2012, it was reported that HP would take an $8.8 billion hit due to "accounting improprieties."

Source: Hewlett-Packard

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Beats speakers on a 27 inch monitor is just stupid
By stm1185 on 1/7/2013 3:08:59 PM , Rating: 2
If you want premium audio, and have the desk space for a 27 inch monitor, then wouldn't you get a real set of speakers.

By Argon18 on 1/7/2013 3:19:40 PM , Rating: 4
This isn't for people who want premium audio. This is for people who want a trendy product at a cheapo consumer price point. Just like those Dr. Dre headphones. It's for people who believe it's a premium product, because the marketing literature told them so.

By jklauderdale on 1/7/2013 3:30:38 PM , Rating: 2
So, sorta like Monster Cables huh?

By Argon18 on 1/7/2013 3:32:02 PM , Rating: 2

By Flunk on 1/7/2013 3:54:53 PM , Rating: 2
Who do you think came up with the idea for the Beats by Dre headphones?

By quiksilvr on 1/7/2013 3:28:02 PM , Rating: 3
If you have a 27" monitor on your desk, you'll need all the space you can get.

Plus if you don't want to use it, don't use it. It's not like it's a waste of space.

By stm1185 on 1/7/2013 6:09:04 PM , Rating: 3
Except it is a waste of space.

They could have had a clean thin bezel design with USB hub, and an actual working stand.

Which is another thing I hate about this HP design. I have HP's 2710M monitor, also 27 inch, and it has that fixed very low stand on it. I had to have it on a platform to get it up to eye level. Which wastes a lot of desk space. Since moving to a Dell with an adjustable stand, my desk space is much better utilized.

HP needs to get some engineers to work on designs based around improving the experience, instead of hooking suckers with branding.

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