No, it's not just computers anymore folks. Look for good old Hewlett Packard to attack from all sides at CES this year, introducing 9 HD TVs (including LCD, microdisplay and plasma models), 4 consumer notebooks, a digital entertainment PC and 7 compact digital cameras. Wow. Now that's a well-rounded company.
The big "first" being touted, however, is the 37-inch HP Advanced Digital Media LCD TV that allows you to view video, music, movies and photos stored on PCs throughout your home. Includes services that let you view slideshows on Snapfish or listen to Real Networks Rhapsody music service. Also linked in is CinemaNow and MovieLink, which lets you watch over 4000 HD movies and videos.
The Notebooks include the Pavilion dv1000 Series Entertainment Notebook PC and HP Pavilion dv8000 Series Notebook PC. The dv1000 series includes a built-in webcam and an updated version of HP QuickPlay for multimedia.
The 7 digital cameras are all small and sleek and include larger LCDs, on-camera button for ordering and sharing photos through Snapfish and what HP claims is the industry's first wireless camera dock. Also look for the HP Design Gallery, that lets you add all kinds of weird things to your images (like borders, artistic effects and color tints) without a PC.
Lastly, the HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7300 Series PC (um, now that's a mouthful) includes optional wireless keyboard, mouse and remote to control content from up to 10 feet away as well as optional integrated Wifi connectivity. More specifics as we get them.