Hewlett-Packard, better known as HP, was brought to function in 1939 by two classmates, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, from Stanford University. Headquartered in California, United States of America, it is a multinational hardware and software corporation, which provides products, software, services to customers, technologies, small and medium sized businesses, larger enterprises, which includes customers in health, government and education sectors. Coming a long way, the company, HP, has now reached a level where it can easily be called the world's leading PC manufacturer. With its various ventures, HP had total revenue of $ 118.4 billion in the year 2008, which earned it a rank 9th on Fortune 500 list 2009.
Laptops are always sold as per the usage, consumer usage, thus leading to segment division. There are three segments in laptop market: (1) Home and Home Office laptops, (2) Small and Medium Business laptops, and (3) Large Enterprise Business laptops. The one other segment, which eventually is quite a sought-after segment, is the gaming segment. The laptops sold under this segment are meant for gaming experiences. However, this is one segment that most of the companies merge with “Home and Home Office” segment.
HP Laptop Models in India
HP too provides laptops for home and business uses. To those who would look for laptops under “Home and Home Office” segment, HP suggests Windows 7 laptops. For this particular segment, HP has its range of ENVY laptops. The whole range is embedded with the finest of features, technology that would allow easy and swift flow of entertainment and computing. The laptops meant for home can be next divided into three more categories: Everyday Computing, Ultra Portable, and High Performance. Everyday Computing laptops are those that can face the adventure, adventure of raw usage; these can be more of movable desktops, coming in many vibrant colors. Under this category come the lowest price HP laptop models, starting from as low as around Rs. 17,100 to a maximum that totals to only Rs. 40,000. There are HP Mini 210-4000 range laptops, which are all Windows 7 based, with an Intel Atom processor, display of 10.1” WSVGA BrightView, LED-backlit display and a 6 cell lithium ion battery type. Then under the same “home laptops” there is HP Pavilion g6-2000 Notebook PC series, which all come with Windows 7 Home Basic 64, 15.6” diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display. HP Pavilion dm1-4000 Entertainment Notebook PC series, HP Pavilion dm1-4100 Entertainment Notebook PC series, HP Pavilion g6-1300 Notebook PC series.
There is Ultra-mobility section under home based laptops, which currently has just one laptop under it, HP Folio 13-1000 Notebook PC series, and the price in India of which Rs. 66,657.
Another section is Entertainment and Multimedia, which has the expensive laptop models of HP. There are four models in this section, HP Pavilion dm4-3022tx Beats Edition Entertainment Notebook PC (A9M64PA), comes in a sleek figure with an aluminium finish and has Beats Audio, the sound quality of which is enhanced by two HP Triple Base Reflex sub-woofers. HP Pavilion dv4-5000 Entertainment Notebook PC series, HP Pavilion dm4-3010tx Entertainment Notebook PC (A3W41PA), HP Pavilion dv6-7000 Entertainment Notebook PC series.
People looking for laptops meant for business purposes, can look into the Elite series of HP laptops. This series gives the best of business notebooks, with security, manageability, and durability being the other names. However, these are also the highest price models of HP. There are four models under this series; all featured with Windows 7 Professional.
HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation is better called as mobile workstation. HP EliteBook 8460w Mobile Workstation is light weight, small size, power packed laptop. More than being a laptop, HP EliteBook 8760w Mobile Workstation is more of a dream for any professional. HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation comes as a portable workstation, and jaw dropping animations! What makes Elite series of HP laptops is that these laptops face the rigors of business, yet are no less on designs.
Best HP Laptops 2012
HP strives hard to provide the best of all products to its customers, embedding the best of features in the products. However, from among the huge portfolio of laptops, what the best HP laptops of 2012 can be are HP Pavillion dv6-6155tx, which comes with a sleek figure, runs on Windows 7 OS, Intel Core i5 processor of 2.4 Ghz upgradable upto 16GB, at quite a low rate of HP laptops.
HP Pavilion g6-1201tx is another must mention, once again with Windows 7. Quick with multitasking, this takes Intel Core i5, coming for a mere Rs. 39,990. HP Compaq 325 is one of the safest buy, with all the wanted features in it; it comes for Rs. 21,000, making it top the list of cheap HP laptops. HP Elitebook 8760w vyes much attention from the professionals who are always on the go. Intel Core i5 as well as i7 processor is the highlight of this laptop. With all its other various features, it is easily one of the most high price laptops of HP. Another one surely to be mentioned when we talk of best HP laptops is HP Envy 17 3D edition. Though this one too is a high-end product, what makes it feature here is 3D, which is as add on for movie viewers, for those camera loving people, and also for those who are gaming geeks. Another low cost laptop from HP which can be listed here is HO Pavilion dm1-4000.
HP Laptop Features
Since HP is one of those companies which keeps updating and upgrading all its products, all the laptops come with the latest technologies. The company loudly shouts that it recommends Windows 7, and that is what the company has put in all its laptops. HP laptops are so built that they can face rough outer world, though they look sophisticated, are totally portable, and can well function almost equal to desktops. What the company claims to be sleek is 1.49 kilograms; some come with 3 cm width too. HP Pavilion dm1-4003au Entertainment Notebook PC (QG414PA) measures as low as 1” in the front. The battery can back up for around 9.5 hours. As for camera, there are VGA cameras and also high power HD cameras. All HP laptops come with preloaded Windows Internet Explorer, which is easily the leader in browsers' world, thus leads to better browsing experience. The touch pad is extremely soft touch. For the audio system, HP joins hands with Beats to engineer an audio system to give studio feel. Few also have been given Dolby Advanced Audio system.
HP Laptops Price in India
To fight the competition in a healthy spirit, HP loads its products as many latest technologies at the most affordable and logical rates. The lowest price laptop models are from the Envy series from the Home and Home office segment. HP Mini 110-4108tu PC (A9M29PA), which is a travel friendly laptop, comes for Rs. 17,133, which could easily be the cheapest laptop from HP While the highest price model is HP Pavilion dv6-7012tx Entertainment Notebook PC (B0P40PA), which is being sold for Rs. 69,657 with Windows 7 Home Premium, cased with aluminium and hints of chrome, with the correct placement of soft touches, Beats audio system to make you groove, can easily remember all your passwords, never heats up even if used excessively, and puts a shield on hard drive in case you accidentally drop your laptop. HP Mini 210-4000 PC series, which is a Windows 7 Starter laptop with a battery backup of 10.5 hours and 10.1” display, is being sold for an affordable Rs. 20,467. HP Pavilion dm4-3022tx Beats Edition Entertainment Notebook PC (A9M64PA), a highly entertainment purpose laptop comes for Rs. 53,800. Both the models under HP Pavilion dv4-5000 Entertainment Notebook PC series are sold for Rs. 49,038. HP Pavilion dv6-7010tx Entertainment Notebook PC (B0P38PA) is available for Rs. 68,157. HP Folio 13-1017tu Notebook PC (A9R11PA), an ultra portable laptop, can be owned for Rs. 66,657.