MANILA, JUNE 30, 2008
(STAR)  One of the world’s leading providers of high-speed, high-volume printing solutions has come up with a battalion of printers that can effectively handle multiple tasks. HP recently unveiled its new lineup of consumer and business “partners” that are feature-rich and easy on the pocket. Here’s a closer look at the newest office soldiers that can help you increase productivity in the office and get more results for your business.

Everyday printing is made easier with the HP DeskJet series. Combining aesthetics and affordability, the HP DeskJet Series is designed to deliver a worry-free, hassle-free printing experience all the time.

The HP DeskJet D2460 Printer, for instance, is a great value printer for your home and office. With a compact and easy-to-use design, this baby can print up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) in black ink or up to 14 ppm in color. Documents, web pages and photos can be printed in a snap, thanks to HP Smart Web Printing and one-touch HP Photosmart Essential feature. You can even print gorgeous, fade-resistant borderless photos up to 4” x 6”. The HP DeskJet D4260 Printer, a sleeker version of the former, prints up to 30 ppm (black) or 23 ppm (color).

For faster photo and document printing, there’s the HP Photosmart All-in-Ones. Each of the models — C4280, C5280 and C7280 — is equipped with memory card slots, a color graphic display, and easy-to-use HP Photosmart Express interface, allowing users to print photos without a PC. With the HP Red-eye Removal button, you can even automatically correct red-eye effects. Each HP Photosmart All-in-One also incorporates a versatile flatbed scanner for easy copying or scanning. The HP Smart Web Printing feature reformats web pages for accurate and efficient printing, while the HP Auto Sense Technology ensures your photos print on the right side of the paper, at optimal print quality settings. As a bonus feature, the HP Photosmart C7280 comes with both wired and wireless networking, which allows anyone to print, fax and scan from virtually every corner of his home or office.

Office productivity gets a major boost with the HP OfficeJet Printer Series. Built to handle multiple tasks, the HP OfficeJet is perfect for small to medium-sized businesses as they are dependable and consistent and space-saving.

The HP OfficeJet 5610 All-in-One can handle your printing, faxing, scanning and copying needs with ease. It can print and copy up to 20 ppm (black) or 13 ppm (color). Creating impressive reports, brochures and newsletters with laser-quality black text and vibrant color is a breeze, thanks to its 4800-optimized dots per inch (DPI) printing resolution. Its more powerful brother, HP OfficeJet J5780 All-in-One, can print up to 30 ppm in black and 24 ppm in color. It also has a 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution, so copies come out clear and fine all the time. The one-touch buttons allow users to fax, scan and copy in a jiffy.

For high-volume and high-speed printing needs, the HP Color LaserJet Series is perfect. Fast and always reliable, these printers provide a variety of paper-handling and networking options for greater flexibility.

As HP’s smallest LaserJet printer based on dimension and weight (347mm x 194mm x 224mm, 5kg), the HP LaserJet P1006 Printer sets a new standard in design and function. This printer combines sleek design with an all-new patented toner formulation and built-in cartridge intelligence to deliver excellent print experience.

A dependable workhorse, the HP LaserJet P1505 printer is a hardworking, compact and affordable desktop printer that offers superior print quality. You can enjoy lesser waiting time as the printer is equipped with Instant-on technology. In fact, it gets the first page done in 6.5 seconds. With its HP FastRes 1200, ground-breaking cartridge intelligence, and new-chemically-grown, spherically-shaped toner, you are always assured of the best printouts for your documents.

A phone for every lifestyle

In a bid to strengthen its position in the market, Samsung unveiled 18 new handsets tailor-made to fit every cellphone user’s whim. After extensive research on mobile phone users’ attitude and design preferences, Samsung has segmented the market into six categories — Style, Multimedia, Infotainment, Business, Connected and Essential. Here’s a roundup of the latest eye-candies to hit techtown:

Samsung Soul (Style): ‘The Spirit Of Ultra,’ the Samsung Soul represents the perfect blend of design and features, boasting of HSDPA connectivity and a 5-mega pixel camera in a 12.9mm thin frame.

SGH-F400 (Multimedia): Samsung’s SGH-F400 music phone offers superior sound quality with ICEpower® digital power amplifier technology by Bang & Olufsen, as well as impressive built in hi-fi loud speakers below its unique dual-slider.

SGH-G810 (Infotainment): Incorporating the best of performance and entertainment features, the 5-mega pixel SGH-G810 with Symbian v9.2 operating system features WiFi connectivity and comes pre-loaded with GPS navigation, geotagging, Google search, Map and Gmail software.

SGH-i780 (Business): Samsung’s SGH-i780 smartphone features a full QWERTY keyboard and full touch screen, and is a Window Mobile 6.0 pocket PC device with push email and Optional GPS capabilities, an optical touch screen, 2 mega-pixel camera and HSDPA technology.

SGH-M620 (Connected): Featuring a large 1.9 inch TFT LCD screen, the SGH-M620 offers camera and video recording, FM radio and music player functions. It also supports up to 2GB Micro SD.

SGH-B200 (Essential): The SGH-B200 provides FM radio recording capability, allowing users to set recordings as ring tones. The model also features a unique mobile tracker function in case the unit gets lost or stolen.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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