HP has expanded its DreamColor range with the introduction of the EliteBook 8730w mobile workstation, which has a DreamColor Display for exceptional colour accuracy, according to the company.

In addition, HP introduced the HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation, the HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC, a customer calibration kit for the now-shipping DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display, and two additional high-performance displays.

The HP EliteBook 8730w is the only mobile workstation on the market to offer a 17-inch diagonal HP DreamColor Display, which offers over 16 million colours, a significant improvement to the 260,000 available colours on traditional notebook PCs. The notebook also offers an Intel quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM and nVidia’s next generation of Quadro FX cards with up to 1GB dedicated video memory.


The HP EliteBook 8530w (above) and HP EliteBook 8530p add professional graphics capabilities in a convenient mobile format, making the notebooks ideal for extreme power users in fields such as animation, video production, broadcasting, photography, design and engineering. Both systems include a 15.4-inch diagonal display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 8GB of memory when using a 64-bit version of Windows. Additionally, the HP EliteBook 8530w supports Intel quad-core mobile processors.

Incorporating the latest mobile technologies and engineered to meet multiple durability tests, the EliteBook series features the HP DuraCase, which HP describes as a visually appealing, brushed anodised aluminium exterior combined with a magnesium alloy chassis designed for maximum protection to keep the PC looking good, longer.

The EliteBook 8730w is expected to be available in September at an estimated street price of €1,799 (£1,405) plus VAT. The EliteBook 8530w and the EliteBook 8530p will be available in September at an estimated street price of €1,699 (£1,330) and €1,499(£1,170) respectively.

The DreamColour range already includes the 30-bit DreamColor LP2480zx 24-inch monitor, which can display over a billion colours. From August (for Windows users) or September (Mac users), HP will offer it with the DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution, which includes a customized DreamColor colorimeter and calibration software.

HP has also announced two 24-bit monitors including the 24-inch LP2475w and the 22-inch LP2275. The monitors offer a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and extra-bright screens. The LP2475w holds a sharp resolution at 1,920-x-1,200 and has a 102 percent of NTSC colour gamut; the LP2275w has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 with a 92 percent of NTSC colour range. Both displays have wide viewing angles and feature height adjustment, tilt, swivel and 90-degree pivot rotation – including a built-in HP Quick Release stand that enables wall and arm mounting for panoramic presentation.

The LP2275w and LP2475w are available today at an estimated street price of €399 (around £310)and €599 (£468).