Bang & Olufsen is a well known Danish company which mainly concentrates on designing and manufacturing fabulous audio products. Today Hewlett Packard, also known as HP, announced a partnership with the Danish company to bring the finest audio quality also to it’s customers. According to the official statement we can expect this partnership to include HP Dekstop PC’s, Laptops, Tablets and also some Audio Accessories which Hewlett Packard is selling. The build in Bang & Olufsen sound technology will be known as Bang & Olufsen Play.
Furthermore this partnership will include both, build in speakers in Laptops for example, as well as headphones. There will preinstalled also an audio control panel which allows the user to customize the sound for different situations like watching a film or listening to music. Below you can have a look at a part of the official statement. For the full press release, have a look at the .pdf at the end of this article.
HP and Bang & Olufsen will custom tune each notebook, desktop, tablet and accessory for precise sound. In all HP devices that carry the Bang & Olufsen or B&O PLAY brand, a dedicated audio island isolates the sensitive audio circuits from other signals on the motherboard. The headphone jack limits the amount of metal parts to reduce ground noise to help further perfect the audio experience on HP devices.
Hewlett Packard has a long tradition in partnering with companies which are specialized on consumer audio electronic products. Therefore the Computer company has made a partnership with Beats earlier for their products except for Smartphones, which was reserved for HTC. Since Beats has been bought by Apple, the company needed a new partner for this section and viola now it makes perfectly sense why they have chosen Bang & Olufsen.
First devices with Bang & Olufsen Play build in will be announced in Spring this year, this will include HP’s Spectre, OMEN, ENVY and selected commercial PC’s.