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Press Release: HP Unveils Pavilion 14 Chromebook

Press Release: HP Unveils Pavilion 14 Chromebook

MultiOS approach offers customers more choices


SINGAPORE, May. 29, 2013 — HP today announced its first Chromebook, widening the company’s extensive PC and workstation portfolio and expanding its multiOS approach to offer customers more choices.

 

The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook boasts a display that’s approximately 2 inches wider (diagonally) than any other Chromebook in the market today. It provides a fast and easy gateway to a seamless Google experience with popular products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps in the Chrome Web Store.(1) A 14-inch diagonal design provides an ideal balance of mobility and comfort, while the HP BrightView display lets users see and surf easily.

 

The HP Pavilion Chromebook joins HP’s PC portfolio as an ideal companion PC for the home.

 

“Google’s Chrome OS is showing great appeal to a growing customer base,” said Serena Yong, general manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Singapore. “With HP’s Chromebook, customers can get the best of the Google experience on a full-sized laptop—all backed up by our service and brand.”

 

Instant access to digital life

With the HP Pavilion Chromebook, customers can effortlessly and quickly access Google applications, social networks, websites(1) and other content such as photos and documents. Constant automatic updates to applications and the Chrome OS mean that software and security is effortlessly kept up to date.

 

Powered by an Intel® Celeron® processor and Intel high-definition (HD) graphics,(2) the HP Pavilion Chromebook includes a 16GB solid-state drive for fast start-up times. Extra hardware security via the built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protects against unauthorized access to sensitive data and credentials so customers can feel confident that personal data is protected. The HP Pavilion Chromebook weighs just under1.8kg.(3)

 

A full array of ports including HDMI, USB 2.0 and Ethernet jack, and a combination headphone and microphone jack allow for fast and easy connections to displays and other devices. 

 

The HP Pavilion Chromebook features an HP Imprint design in sparkling black, up to 4 GB of memory and a removable battery. An HP TrueVision HD Webcam(2) offers superb viewing experience, even in low lighting conditions.

 

With 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years,(4) (5) customers can access their content from any internet-connected device—while at home or on the go. Plus, users can visit the Chrome Web Store to customize their HP Chromebook by downloading applications for work or play.

 

Pricing and availability

The Chromebook is now available in Singapore at the price of S$449 on the HP Online Store and Courts.

 

Additional information about the HP Chromebook is available at www.hp.com/go/chromebook.

 

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printingpersonal computingsoftwareservices and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

 

(1) Internet service required and not included.

(2) High-definition content is required for high-definition images.

(3) Weight will vary by configuration.

(4) 100 GB of free storage for two years, starting on the date offer is redeemed on eligible Chrome devices.

(5) Additional information about storage plan refunds, renewals, cancellations and expiration is available at the Google website: www.google.com/drive.

 

Intel and Celeron are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

 

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012.  HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

 

© 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Press Release: HP Printers Offer Education Content Directly to Students

Press Release: HP Printers Offer Education Content Directly to Students

HP collaborates with Singapore Asia Publishers and onSponge to introduce new education print apps that allow direct access to assessment and test content


SINGAPORE, May 29, 2013 — HP today announces its collaboration with leading education publisher Singapore Asia Publishers Pte Ltd (SAP) and one of Singapore’s proprietary Primary Math programme brand owners, onSponge, to deliver high-quality education content directly to students and busy parents through print apps on HP web-connected printers.

The education print apps offer a free service that allow home-users to directly print education content on demand or schedule for HP delivery at a specific day and time of the week.

“Parents and students often spend a lot of time in finding relevant and important content to address their learning needs,” said Serena Yong, general manager, HP Printing and Personal Systems, Singapore. “The new education print apps that HP is introducing with SAP and onSponge leverage HP’s leadership in tapping the cloud to deliver innovative printing solutions that allow families to easily and directly access a wide range of content for learning and development.”

 

According to Kelvin Yoo, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Asia Publishers, “SAP is always on the lookout for fresh and innovative learning tools that can enhance a student’s learning experience. Working with HP will allow us to help primary school students access readily compact, foundational and relevant learning materials directly from HP web-connected printers.”

 

“onSponge adopts a skills-based approach that students need for problem-solving and critical thinking, foundations for a well-rounded education. We are therefore thrilled to be able to provide our math learning resource to a wider student audience with HP innovative printing technology. The print apps are prepared for users looking for resources to enhance problem-solving skills pitched at introductory to mid-level standard.  This collaboration with HP enables us to deliver an appropriate amount of questions weekly to reinforce the learning from school but test the conceptual understanding students to achieve better results. It is about nurturing the ability to question, reason and apply, not adding to students’ work load,” said Chris Rogers, Co-Founder & Director, onSponge.

Complement In-Class Learning

SAP is a leading publishing group specializing in academic materials such as supplementary workbooks, guidebooks, textbooks, reference books, dictionaries and other educational materials.

The SAP education print app offers content which has been handpicked from SAP’s own best-selling primary school assessment books, delivered on a daily and weekly basis. Focusing on understanding key concepts through commonly tested questions in examinations, students and parents have direct access to bite-sized practice materials, all aligned to the latest curriculum taught in Singapore’s classrooms, that focus on understanding key concepts through commonly tested questions in examinations.

To make for a balanced use of time, the SAP Education Print App offers up to four pages of assessments per subject daily from Mondays through Thursdays. These bite-sized practice materials, which are more ‘ingestible’ compared to heavy chunks of information and exercises, encourage good study habits and positive learning by pacing children’s learning through daily practice. Each assessment paper comes complete with full answers, which enables students to self-access themselves after each practice or have their parents explain the answers and solutions to them. Parents can plan for scheduled delivery of these assessments on their printers each day, or opt to receive them on a weekly basis every Friday. Closer to examinations, parents can also choose to print mock exam papers for practice purposes.

Beyond Assessment: Problem-Solving and Conceptual Learning

onSponge Learning Print App will provide more Singaporean students with access to the brand’s highly sought-after +hinkingMath™ resource, exclusively put together in the weekly printables format by the curriculum design & development team in onSponge. The weekly print apps serve to provide parents and educators an additional avenue to access structured resources relevant to children from Primary 3 to Primary 6 whose repertoire of practice problem sums should ideally hone their solving skills with core techniques and the development of reasoning abilities. 

Promoting the development of cognitive skills and conceptual understanding in learning, students and parents will be able to access the step-by-step solutions of all problem sums on onSponge’s website and also post questions for online help while doing these sums. The flagship brand of onSponge, +hinkingMath has helped many students overcome their challenge in Math problem sums and the quality passes (A/A*) of their students for the PSLE result at onSponge certified learning centres is at 80 to 85% – this despite their students’ intake of entry score that range from 30 to 80 marks. Currently, more than 140 primary schools in Singapore have worked with onSponge for the use of their resource as supplementary materials to enhance the students’ performance.

Availability

The SAP print app is now available for download free of charge for owners of HP Web-connected printers. The onSponge print app will be available later this year.

The print apps are available on HP’s web-connected printers including HP Officejet Premium 6700 e-All-in-One and HP Photosmart 5520, 6520, 7520 e-All-in-One printers.

 

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printingpersonal computingsoftwareservices and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012.  HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Press Release: Scoot to Win S$50,000 in cash and tickets!

Press Release: Scoot to Win S$50,000 in cash and tickets!

Scoot Celebrates its First Anniversary with the

“World’s Longest Virtual Flight”

 

 

27 May 2013, Singapore – Scoot, LCC of the Year[1], today opened registrations for the “World’s Longest Virtual Flight” – on which one lucky contestant will win S$20,000 in cash, with a further S$30,000 in travel vouchers to be given away!

The contest, in which anyone can participate by registering at www.facebook.com/flyscoot, will take place on 4 June 2013, a year to the day since Scoot operated its first ever commercial flight. Following the same route as the inaugural service, the virtual flight will “take off” from Singapore to Sydney at 9pm on 4 June 2013 and “fly” back from Sydney to Singapore at 5am on 5 June 2013.

Said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot, “In the past 12 months, Scoot has gone from just one aircraft and one destination to a fleet of five aircraft operating to Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Qingdao and Shenyang, with Seoul and Nanjing commencing in the next two weeks. It’s been a busy and exciting year for all of us at Scoot, and we’re incredibly grateful for all those who’ve supported us. Our online community, especially, has been fantastic, so we wanted to celebrate our first anniversary in a fitting way – and what more fitting way for an online community than to win cash and prizes for doing what they do best: clicking!”

Contestants “on board” must tap (mobile) or click (desktop) the “Scoot Virtual Flight” every 60 seconds initially…with the contestant who outlasts all others walking away with S$20,000 cash and free Scoot flights for one year! All participants will also have the chance to receive one of the S$30,000 in Scoot travel vouchers being given away throughout the contest.

In addition, 200 contestants will be invited to participate in person at Golden Village City Square Mall theatre, where they can enjoy a free movie marathon, make themselves comfortable with Scoot blankets and “win before they begin” with travel vouchers.

To participate in the “World’s Longest Virtual Flight” contest, simply register at www.facebook.com/flyscoot from 12pm on 27 May 2013, accept the contest’s terms and conditions, read the tips on how to stay safe, then “board” the virtual flight at 8pm on 4 June 2013 ready for “take off” at 9pm. Get ready to Scoot for S$20,000 cash!

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About Scoot™

Scoot™ operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang and Qingdao, with Seoul and Nanjing commencing shortly. Operating a fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft, Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at Flyscoot.com or contact our call centre. Find out more on Flyscoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot ore.Weibo.com/Flyscoot!