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HP Introduces New Notebook Portfolio Powered by AMD

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  1. btarunr

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    HP today expanded its consumer and business notebook portfolios with 11 new models utilizing AMD's latest VISION Technology for exceptional performance at an affordable price. Powered by AMD's A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that combine leading-edge CPU cores and powerful discrete-graphics onto a single die of silicon, HP's new notebooks offer solutions for consumers, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and large corporations.

    The HP Pavilion dv-series (Pavilion dv4, dv6 and dv7) provides the ultimate entertainment notebook experience and is equipped with innovative features such as HP CoolSense, HP True Vision HD webcam and HP Beats Audio (Pavilion metal dv6 and dv7). The dv-series also offers more than two times the graphics performance compared with previous-generation integrated graphics.

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    The HP Pavilion g-series (Pavilion g4, g6 and g7) balances productivity with efficiency for ideal everyday performance. The addition of AMD technology provides rapid page loads, which can enable programs such as Internet Explorer 9 to run even faster.

    The HP ProBook b-series (HP ProBook 6465b and ProBook 6565b), featuring AMD VISION Pro technology, offers enhanced security and increased performance, while sporting an attractive new tungsten-colored design with a bead-blasted aluminum display enclosure and smudge- and wear-resistant HP DuraFinish.

    The HP ProBook s-series (ProBook 4535s, 4435s and 4436s) combines a durable brushed-aluminum finish in a metallic gray color in addition to a touchpad with gesture support and an integrated high-definition (HD)(3) webcam.

    "HP is dedicated to providing customers a choice when it comes to notebook computing," said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. "As the worldwide leader in notebook sales, HP continues to develop customizable, reliable and affordable PCs with innovative designs suited for on-the-go consumers to corporate road warriors."

    Powered by AMD Fusion APUs, the HP Pavilion dv- and g-series builds upon HP's "MUSE" consumer notebook design philosophy, while the HP ProBook b- and s-series furthers the company's "FORGE" business notebook design framework.

    AMD solutions for long-term value and performance
    The new notebooks offer AMD A-series APUs, designed to deliver increased processing speed and visual performance with longer battery life. For consumers, HP Pavilion dv- and g-series notebooks offer optional dual graphics, balancing performance with power needs by switching between single- and dual-graphics modes. AMD Image Enhance with AMD Perfect Picture HD also automatically adjusts for dynamic color and contrast, making skin tones appear realistic and video smoother and more vivid.

    Business productivity is improved with AMD VISION Pro Technology and AMD Radeon Dual Graphics on the ProBook s-series and UMA graphics on the ProBook b-series, enabling optimal multitasking for video-conferencing, web browsing and graphics-intensive applications. Additionally, AMD Turbo Core Technology balances performance and battery life for more efficient computing, while AMD AllDay Power allows for extended notebook runtime.

    "HP and AMD's relationship continues to evolve as we collaboratively make strides to benefit customers through outstanding technology innovation and improved performance," said Leslie Sobon, corporate vice president, Worldwide Marketing, AMD. "AMD Fusion APUs offer the perfect mix of power, performance and brilliant graphics to enable the next generation of digital experiences, while VISION Technology from AMD simplifies the PC purchasing experience."

    Pricing and availability
    Pricing and availability varies. Not all models are available in all regions.
    • The HP Pavilion dv6 starts at $599.99 and the Pavilion dv7 starts at $699.99. The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 are expected to be available in July.
    • The HP Pavilion g4 starts at $449.99, the Pavilion g6 starts at $498 and the Pavilion g7 starts at $499. The HP Pavilion g-series is expected to be available in July.
    • The HP ProBook b-series starts at $679. The HP ProBook b-series is expected to be available on June 27.
    • The HP ProBook s-series starts at $519 and is expected to be available on June 27.
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    So they're A class? of APU's are def pleasing AMD right now, wonder how much these companies will jump at BD(FX)?

    Also, is this HP's entire laptop lineup being AMD? or just dominantly?
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    When I see an AMD powered laptop I turn away. I had a bad experiance with an AMD Turion CPU.
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    lol that's like saying: I had bad experience with a PC once, I will never use it again.

    Besides these are powered with the new APU's so forget the Turion's.
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    I can't recall ever seeing a well built HP G series. Most models i've seen have had parts of a bezel not even snapped on all the way, so who knows how bad off they can get internally. You definitely get what you pay for.

    I'd be in the market for a DV4 or a DV6 more than likely, unless Toshiba comes out with similar spec'd systems at a similar price.
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    Neither to my knowledge. HP tends to stay real neutral and offer about the same number of Intel and AMD based everything. The only time the moved away from that is when Intel had to be used as AMD had nothing to offer in that market such as $1500+ high performance desktop replacements, and 10" netbooks (well until the E-350 gets that job now).

    I don't think this habit of HP will change any time soon.

    I can't recall ever seeing anything you just said. I have owned or be party to helping other buy dozens and dozens of laptops. I have never seen one arrive damaged. You must work in a repair shop or buy second hand.

    Also by definition of "you get what you pay for" a similar priced anything should net the same manufacturing inconsistencies.
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    Holy crap those prices are awesome! Can't wait for my tax return :rockout:
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    The good news is those are exactly where AMD was hoping the processor's laptops ended up. We got ourselves a good line of graphically inclined, power efficient AMD laptops.
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    I've seen a lot of HP laptops break too. Course it could be more user related but some of the lines have had problem spots that never seem to get addressed.

    Its nice they are using the A series but I hate it that they never say which one in the PR. Same thing everyone does in regards to the GPU. Cept the ones that are shipping good mobile GPUs. They promote it while everyone else seems to want to hide it.
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    That's what I though with the first Athlon I had (slot A). but then I gave the Athlon XP a go... I still think that was the best rig I ever had. Abit NF7-S, 2x 512mb DDR 400, Radeon 9600XT 128MB, 160GB HDD, nForce 2 Audio, Athlon XP 2500+ Barton unlocked to 3200+ clocks, XP Pro, and a cool Alienware theme made by stardock. That machine did everything I could possibly ask it to do. ran 2 monitors and a tv at the same time while gaming and burning lightscribe discs and downloading large files... all at the same time and still got high fps in all my fav games.

    just b/c one product by a company is bad doesn't mean everything they make is bad.
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    Aye, my old Socket A was a great machine too. Had one of those unlocked 2500+ Mobile chips. Worked fantastic but I never could get it past 2.25Ghz because of a limit on the board I used.
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    Nforce 2 was the key of your rig. Any AthlonXP with Nforce2 rocks high. When one of these have to be serviced I can notice the difference instantly.

    Still I have to say I've never had a problem with SLOTA, except for upgradeability.

    I had problems with turions X2 on laptops. All those with Nvidia 7000 had to go to the heat-treatment with a lightbulb, and the fix didn't last too long, making the thing dead again in 2 or 3 months. We couldn't afford that infrared superheater made for ICs, so no go.

    Nvidia was to blame on these ones, that chipset had a bad batch at the time.
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    pentium 4 mobile was awful, mind him :p
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    Years ago father bought an Athlon XP 2400+, NF2, 256mb,...etc that I recomended him to and that comp had a great p/p

    I had 3 notebooks until now: 1 AMD cpu (turion ml-37), 2 Intel cpus (Pentium M, C2D T7500) and the only 1 that overheated. If I remember correctly most AMD laptop cpus performe worse than Intel cpus.
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    define perform. in what category was this performance failing ? mind you 5 years ago there laptop cpu's weren't that great IMHO.
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    I don't use my laptop to do benchmarks 24/7, and if I wanted to do some heavy workloads I would use my desktop.
    As I see it the most common programs used on laptops are office like programs, some light games, internet, video playback and such. And that's exactly what AMD targeted with these CPU's, low power consumption, solid CPU performance, and a great GPU, and also the most important factor - price. I would rather have a slower and cheaper CPU in a laptop and buy an SSD with the money left by going with the cheaper CPU.
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    That turion cpu is of some generations ago, nowadays most laptop have sufficient cpu power for most task intended for mobile, I'd worry more about battery life, heat and GPU power for OS GUI (have fair share of experience having powerful core i series choked by the horrendous Intel IGP, not even for gaming).

    Though I personally am not to keen with low to mid end HP offering...

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