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, known mainly for printers and PCs, is pushing deeper into the consumer-electronics market, unveiling nine products in Las Vegas on Monday, including the world's first display with integrated Beats audio.
The ENVY 27-inch IPS Monitor was developed jointly with Beats by Dr. Dre. According to HP's press release, the display offers studio-quality sound and an In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel with a viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontally and vertically "so friends can enjoy entertainment content without having to crowd in front of the display."
The No. 1 PC maker also unveiled its Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook, which it describes as its "most affordable touch notebook PC ever," and the Pocket Playlist, a pocket-sized storage device for wireless content streaming.
The ENVY 27-Inch Monitor is expected to be available worldwide on Feb. 3 for $499, while the Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook is expected to be available in the U.S. on the same day, priced from $649.99.
The Pocket Playlist is expected to be available on Feb. 15 for $129.
HP, which is in the throes of a
massive restructuring effort
, has described 2013 as a "fix and rebuild" year for the company.
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-- Written by James Rogers in New York.
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