HP Winter Summit: Collaborations with Rossignol And Beats Announced



Last week I had the chance to attend the HP Winter Summit in order to check out their latest collaborations with Beats by Dr. Dre and Rossignol. Check out the details on both collaborations below…along with some very cheesy press photos.

HP Rossigonol Collaboration

The Rossignol collaboration see the launch of two limited edition notebooks – the HP Pavilion dv6 Rossignol edition. The notebooks design match the the Attraxion VIII Echo skis for women, and the Freeride S7 skis for men.

The HP Pavilion dv6 Rossignol edition offers up to 1TB hard drive and up to 8GB DDR3. The notebooks contain Intel processors up to Core i5, AMD Radeon graphics and DVD+ RW or a blue ray player. It’s screen also boasts an LED bright view display at 15.6″ with HD capabilities making it great for viewing content.

In addition it also features an HP True vision webcam and dual array digital microphones, three USB 2.0 slots, 1HMDI port, 1VGA port a 5 in one media reader, stereo headphone jack and microphone and Alec lansing speakers with Dolby advanced audio.

We were also interested to see that the notebooks come with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements preinstalled.

Jean-Pierre LeCalvez, vice-president, marketing, HP Personal Systems Group, EMEA explained the idea behind the collaboration stating:

Winter sports fans are looking for new ways to express their style and make a statement. Performance technology sits at the heart of the snow sports lifestyle, so it’s logical to extend the Rossignol design ethos to the new HP Pavilion dv6 Rossignol edition

The Pavilion dv6 Rossignol edition notebooks will be available from mid January 2010 starting at €699.

HP Beats Collaboration


The HP Beats collaboration is focused around bringing great quality sound to your laptop.

According to the release

The HP ENVY14 Beats includes Beats Audio, a unique, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it.

The specs we were given don’t reveal exactly what Beats Audio is, but we assume it is probably some combination of a good sound card and speakers. When I was playing around with the computer it did sound great, it would just be nice to know why.

The laptop has a similar design to the older Apple MacBook’s with its metal black finish and backlit keyboard. Like the Rossignol collaboration, the HP Beats edition also includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere Elements 8 software for photo and video editing.

It also comes equipped with ATI Mobility Radeon HD(1) 5650 graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory, a HP BrightView Infinity LED Display, HP TrueVision HD Webcam and the Beats Solo Headphones from Monster .

The HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition starts at $1149.99

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