HP Weighs Taking Media Center Mobile
Hewlett-Packard executives acknowledged on Wednesday that they're evaluating how to bring the company's Media Center PC features to notebook computers.If you can take a DVD movie on the plane with you, why not a TV show?Thats the thinking at Hewlett-Packard, where company executives acknowledged theyre evaluating how to bring the companys Media Center PC features to notebook computers.HP appeared at CeBIT America in New York City Wednesday morning armed with a slew of announcements: several new notebooks, including a widescreen model; upgrades to the companys desktop line, and a new feature to quickly access contact information from a Tablet PC.
Although a number of OEMs have designed innovative new PCs and business models, chip suppliers and Microsoft design engineers have said that HP is the OEM most willing to risk an entirely new design. HP was the first to ship a PC using Microsofts Windows XP Media Center Edition. Microsoft also partnered with HP to develop the Agora communications PC, shown off at the WinHEC show in New Orleans last month under the name "Athens".