HP and Cingular Introduce HSDPA-Enabled Notebook in the U.S.
Posted on 12-Dec-2006 09:24
Filed under: News
HP and Cingular Wireless have announced the HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC, featuring built-in global mobile broadband capabilities.
With integrated UMTS/HSDPA-based technology, the notebook allows users to connect at broadband speeds to corporate networks, email and the Internet, using a high speed cellular data network.
Customers can connect to mobile broadband both in the United States – either with the Cingular Wireless BroadbandConnect HSDPA or EDGE services – and abroad in more than 115 countries in which there are UMTS or GPRS/EDGE networks available. When connected to HSDPA networks users could expect download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second, with bursts to more than one megabit per second.
The HP Compaq nc6400 comes with a built-in tri-band UMTS/HSDPA modem supporting data rates of up to 3.6 Mbps (megabits per second) in the United States and in many countries around the world.
Wireless LAN and Bluetooth wireless technology complement the notebook’s mobile technologies portfolio. The nc6400 also features a 14.1-inch widescreen display, an optional HP Privacy Filter that helps ensure the screen is visible only to the user, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and support of 3D graphics.
The nc6400 is Microsoft Windows Vista capable.
The HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC with integrated Cingular Wireless BroadbandConnect is expected to be available in late December at a starting price of US$1,599 in the U.S.