Gift Tip 5: HP DreamScreen

Posted: Oct 27 2009, 10:15am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:05pm CDT, in Holiday Gift Guide


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HP is taking the digital photo frame to new heights with its HP DreamScreen line of smart displays that do way more than just let you browse pretty pictures. The HP DreamScreen is a beautiful display that comes in two sizes (10- and 13-inches diagonally). They link wirelessly to the Internet and can display pictures, five-day weather forecasts, Facebook friend updates, and the Pandora music service. The displays can also be linked to your desktop so you can easily put multimedia content directly on them. The HP DreamScreen, a companion to the PC, connects easily to a wireless or wired network to bring photos, music and video into any area of the home. The screen also transforms social media and web information into consumable, bite-sized pieces.

The HP DreamScreen features a piano-black design with a vibrant, flush glass widescreen display. The DreamScreen 100 (measuring10.2 inches) was designed to fit perfectly on a nightstand or dresser. The HP DreamScreen 130 (measuring 13.3 inches) is ideal for kitchen counters and coffee tables.

The devices sport 2gb of built-in memory for storing photos, music and home movies. Digital content can be loaded and played using a USB drive or most types of flash memory cards. Finding and playing songs is easy – searching by artist, album or genre – and is enhanced with album cover art. High-fidelity speakers are built in and include connections to accommodate headphones and external speakers. For music enthusiasts, the HP DreamScreen allows users to stream music directly from the Internet using Pandora.

The HP DreamScreen includes 802.11 b/g wireless capabilities to access real-time information from the web. By selecting the Facebook icon, for example, users can stay up to date with their social networks while away from their computers. Friends’ status updates, photos and upcoming events can all be viewed in real time. The HP DreamScreen helps to get weather forecasts for cities around the world. It’s built-in clock feature can show time in digital or analog format with dual time-zones and lets users choose tones or music for alarms.

On the downside it’s nothing more than a photo frame with speakers and extra features. It is NOT a tablet computer.

Great Gift For
HP DreamScreen is ideal for the people who are very passionate about photos, music and social networking.

Price and Where to Buy
The HP DreamScreen is selling for about $220 on
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