HP introduces a wireless Notebook PC
HP has launched a mobile broadband Notebook PC, called Compaq nc6140. The device is specifically designed to operate on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network that powers its BroadbandAccess service, offering download speeds of 400 to 700 kbps. Besides the pre-installed software for establishing reliable wireless connection, the mobile notebook PC is also equipped with MSM6500 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO high-speed wireless chipset from QUALCOMM. The Compaq nc6140 has a shock-resistant lamination and the following main features:
- Dual integrated antennas
- 15-inch, wide viewing angle display
- a full-sized keyboard and scroll zone
- HP ProtectTools Security Manager
- HP Drivelock hard drive to protect against unauthorized access
The launch price of the HP Compaq nc6140 Notebook PC is $1,399. Customers can obtain BroadbandAccess for an additional $59.99 a month with any monthly Verizon Wireless voice plan or for $79.99 a month if they are non-voice customers.