HP Discloses Details Of "Freestyle" PCs
By Mark Hachman
Sept. 3, 2002
Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled the first of its "Freestyle" enabled PCs, now officially known as the Windows XP Media Center Edition.
While "Freestyle" represents Microsoft's latest attempts to fuse creativity with computing—Microsoft executives called this "life immersion"at its WinHEC conference in March—the PC also represents a chance for HP to bundle in some higher-margin components. Prices will range from between $1,500 to $2,000, the upper echelons of PC pricing.
Reportedly, the PCs will offer some copy-protection capabilities, including "locking" a TV program to a particular PC...