HP Updates Pavilion Line of NotebooksBy Nathan Eddy | Print
HP offers updates of five notebooks, including three low-cost models with Intel Pentium Dual Core processors.Small businesses or small office/home office (SOHO) workers have a refreshed option for mobile business with HP’s updated line of Pavilion notebooks, which builds on HP’s MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience) design philosophy.
At the forefront of the redesigned lineup, the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 incorporates HP CoolSense Technology, which automatically adjusts the notebook’s cooling to prevent overheating, USB 3.0 technology and on-board quad speakers. The dv6 and dv7 feature 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView displays, respectively, and a built-in HP TrueVision HD Webcam. They run on Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and optional AMD Radeon 6000M graphics.
The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 also include HP’s SimplePass technology, which provides enhanced security for access to online accounts and passwords, and HP ProtectSmart, which locks the hard drive in case the notebook is accidentally dropped. Also offered is an optional integrated Blu-ray disc player and ample multimedia storage with up to 1 TB of storage for the Pavilion dv6 and up to 2 TB for the Pavilion dv7. An HP release said the notebooks are expected to be available in the spring in the United States, with pricing to be determined.
The Pavilion g4, g6 and g7 notebooks include a HD BrightView display with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Audio. The g4, g6 and g7, which sport either Intel Pentium Dual Core or Intel i3 processors, are expected to be available on March 13 in the United States, starting at $499.99, $449.99 and $599.99, respectively.
MUSE includes a mix of materials such as metals, alloys and plastics; easy-to-use features for improved usability; a blend of artisan elements for sensory appeal; and intuitive features for simple experiences. The notebooks also can be personalized with a choice of 17 wallpapers designed by six artists from around the world.
"HP’s new Pavilion notebooks provide world-class audio, stylish metal and gloss finishes, and advanced cooling technology," said Stacy Wolff, director of notebook design for HP’s personal systems group. "The result is a line of notebooks that provide the best combination of power, entertainment and style available."