Merchandise Monday: New Computers!

Here’s a heavy question for a Monday morning: where would the world be without computers? Ponder that for a moment. Remember a time when computers weren’t so prevalent? We don’t, nor do we want to, and with that in mind, it’s Merchandise Monday!

This month, Hinda is happy to introduce not one, not two, but FIVE new computers into its merchandise collection – four from HP® and one from Compaq. It goes without saying that computers and other techie-gadgety merch items are hot redeemers. (Need more proof? Check out last week’s Merch Monday column). So without further ado, here are five new computers - listed in alphabetic order for ultimate fairness - that are sure to secure those pencil/paper/What’s social media? days firmly in the past.


Enhance your life with the full PC performance of the Compaq Presario. With features like HD video support, Altec Lansing® stereo speakers and integrated WiFi®, rest assured your projects will shine effortlessly. A maximum 8GB hard drive holds plenty of documents, homework, music, photos and videos and a built-in setup manager walks you through the process of transferring files from your old PC and backing up your data. Peace of mind is included in the package.

HP Folio 13

HP's first-ever Ultrabook™ features the latest Intel® technology built-in and is fast enough to keep up with everything you want to do, from video uploads to video calls. At less than one inch thick and under four pounds, this ultra-portable notebook is designed for the ultra-mobile life. Folio features a 13.3-inch HD BrightView LED display, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, Intel HD graphics 3000, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Bluetooth® capability, 4GB memory, Internet Explorer® 9 with Bing™ Bar and Skype® and nine hours of battery life on a single charge. You can’t beat that with a stick.

HP Omni 120

This 20-inch, all-in-one computer gives you the PC you need in a modern design that makes your digital life easy, entertaining and supremely stylish. Just plug it in to turn on a world of connections, entertainment and productivity. Omni runs on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium and has an AMD dual-core processor. The space-saving design is integrated to eliminate multiple cords and cables and the radically improved easel design holds the HD display upright. Connect with your friends online using the built-in webcam and microphone. Now, go brag.

HP Pavilion dv6

Get serious entertainment in a notebook that goes everywhere. The HP Pavilion dv6 gives you Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, a Blu-ray™ player and SuperMulti DVD burner, and features Beats Audio™ and quad speakers for amazing sounding music, movies and more. Pavilion features a gorgeous 15.6-inch HD display for watching videos, a built-in HD webcam for keeping in touch and an HP SimplePass fingerprint reader for extra security. So no one can access your 640GB of photos, music and HD movies but you. How very 007.

HP Pavilion g4

Keep in touch, get it done, and have some fun on the HP Pavilion g4, which features a 14-inch HD LED display, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, a touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures, a built-in webcam, a SuperMulti DVD burner, crystal-clear audio with great speakers and SRS Premium Sound™, and a 500GB hard drive with storage for 116,000 photos, 105,000 songs or 210 HD movies. Whew – deep breath.

What do you think of these latest models? Have you seen them around or heard anything about them? Are you in the market for a new notebook or desktop PC? Let us know your thoughts in the “Comments” section below!