HP Rolls Out Stand-Alone Media Monitor DreamScreen
HP DreamScreens comes in two sizes, 10.2 inches and 13.3 inches. The HP DreamScreen device has 2 GB of built-in memory to upload and store music, home movies and pictures via a USB drive or flash memory card.
The HP device lets users get realtime Facebook updates by choosing an icon on a drag-and-drop screen. Music can also be streamed from Pandora or HP SmartRadio, a new service from the company that aggregates streams of live Internet broadcasts from more than 10,000 radio stations around the world.
As for pictures, DreamScreen lets users see and stream pictures that have been uploaded from Snapfish, HP's online photo service. The device also includes access to five-day weather forecasts for cities around the world, a calendar and built-in alarm clock.
"Constant, always-on access to friends, information and entertainment is a common expectation today," said Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, HP Personal Systems Group, in a statement. "With HP DreamScreen, social media, Web services and digital entertainment can be enjoyed in more areas of the home."
The 10.2-inch DreamScreen 100 went on sale Thursday and is available at BestBuy.com, Amazon.com and HPDirect.com for $249, and will be available at BestBuy brick-and-mortar stores starting Oct. 11. The 13.3-inch DreamScreen 130 model will be released later this fall for $299.