HP Monitor Measures Less than Half an Inch Thick, Costs $250

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HP announced several new things today. Do you want to hear about all of them or not? Just the interesting ones, you say? Okay, fair enough. The most interesting things aren’t even computers! I know, right?!

There are three computers, though: the 13.3-inch ProBook 5330m measures an inch thick and starts at $800, the new 12.5-inch EliteBook 2560p is HP’s “smallest and lightest yet” and starts at $1,100, while the Mini 210 netbook rounds things out with new color options and “Beats” audio.

Then there’s HP’s new DataPass service. If you purchase an HP notebook with a compatible 3G chip, you’ll have access to “pre-paid 3G mobile broadband service that allows users to purchase wireless broadband data using major mobile carriers in the United States without being tied down by contracts, hotspots and set-up fees.” Service runs between $5 and $30 for between 75 and 1000 megabytes of data over Sprint’s network.

And take a look at this new 22-inch LED-backlit monitor with a full 1920×1080 HD resolution and DisplayPort connector. It’s called the HP Elite L2201x and it’ll cost $250 on June 1st.



I would like it to be in my house. If you’re ever in the Boston area after June 1st, feel free to drop me a line and say, “Hey Doug, I’m in the area. Mind if I stop by to check out that monitor you bought?” And I’ll say, “Sure, swing by any time. Bring a camera! I’ll be around all day,” or I might say, “Sorry, today’s not good for me. Would another day work for you?” We may laugh about how we’re playing e-mail tag but it’ll ultimately be worth it.

“Wow, it’s really light,” you’ll say. “Yes, it weighs about seven and a half pounds,” I’ll say. “Can I get you something to drink? We have milk, water and Six Hour Power, which is like Five Hour Energy but with an extra hour.”

“Do you work out a lot or something?” you’ll ask. “No, but I blog my ass off during the day, often for at least six hours,” I’ll reply before I apologize for using such coarse language. “It makes me a little jumpy,” I’ll explain.