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HP Unveils New Designs for Consumer Notebook PCs

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. btarunr

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    HP today revealed a redesigned consumer notebook PC portfolio that enhances the user experience with sleek looks and the latest technologies. With updates across the HP Pavilion line, the new notebooks draw inspiration from culture, art and fashion, and build on HP's MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience) design philosophy. Introduced last May, 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 new notebooks also can be personalized with a choice of 17 exclusive wallpapers designed by six artists from around the world. These wallpapers and more are now available to download from HP's Facebook page. "HP's new Pavilion notebooks provide world-class audio, stylish metal and gloss finishes, and advanced cooling technology", said Stacy Wolff, director, Notebook Design, Personal Systems Group, HP. ―The result is a line of notebooks that provide the best combination of power, entertainment and style available.


    HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7
    At the forefront of the redesigned lineup, the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 Notebook PCs offer performance, entertainment and security features that work together to fit seamlessly into the lives of users.

    Available in a dark umber metal finish, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 use design elements from the award-winning ENVY line such as sleek metal finishes and HP's exclusive Beats Audio. They also incorporate HP CoolSense Technology, USB 3.0 and on-board quad speakers to create the best possible personal computing experience.

    Beats Audio, which was created by Beats by Dr. Dre co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, restores the emotion that is missing from digital music. Working in collaboration with HP, Iovine and Dr. Dre tuned and applied the signature Beats sound profile across HP's premium notebook and desktop lines to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.

    The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 also include newly optimized on-board quad speakers, and the dv7 features a subwoofer for additional depth and power. HP CoolSense Technology combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software for a notebook that feels noticeably cooler. The technology automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer's personal preferences.

    The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 feature 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal high- definition (HD) BrightView displays, respectively, and are available with an optional integrated Blu-ray disc player and a built-in HP TrueVision HD Webcam that offers crisp, clear video chatting even in low-light conditions.

    Available with second-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and optional AMD Radeon 6000M graphics, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 provide superb performance. The notebooks include USB 3.0 for faster sharing and transferring of files and offer ample multimedia storage with up to 1 terabyte (TB) of storage for the Pavilion dv6 and up to 2 TB for the Pavilion dv7.

    To protect personal information and simplify password management, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 include HP SimplePass, which provides enhanced security for access to online accounts and passwords with the swipe of a finger. In addition, all HP Pavilion dv-series notebooks feature HP ProtectSmart, which locks the hard drive to protect photos, music and memories in case the notebook is accidentally dropped.

    HP Pavilion g-series
    Striking a balance between design, performance and affordability, the 2/4new HP Pavilion g-series is ideal for the everyday user, offering reliable performance, attractive designs and essential features at a great value.

    Available in a variety of colors and patterns to fit any style or personality, the HP Pavilion g4, g6 and g7 offer full connectivity for surfing the internet and connecting with friends. The notebooks also include a HD BrightView display with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Audio for enjoying movies and music.

    HP consumer notebooks are backed by HP Total Care, the company's award-winning support program for both in- and out-of-warranty products. HP Total Care includes 24/7 access to phone support agents, online support options like the HP consumer support forum and more.

    Pricing and availability
    • The HP Pavilion dv6 is expected to be available in the spring in the United States, with pricing to be determined.
    • The HP Pavilion dv7 is expected to be available in the spring in the United States, with pricing to be determined.
    • The HP Pavilion g4, g6 and g7 are expected to be available on March 13 in the United States, starting at $499.99, $449.99 and $599.99, respectively.
  2. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    Er, who cares about "exclusive wallpapers"? Seriously. Is someone going to buy one laptop over another - despite the technical differences - just by wallpapers! Shear madness!

    How about the PR departments gave some REAL info, like photos of the keyboard, sockets, memory, CPU speeds, battery life, noise levels, HDD size, screen resolution, screen quality, size of battery pack, weight. Oh no! Tell me about the wallpapers that enhance the lives of users!


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  3. mrsemi

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    Am I reading this right? You have to have headphones or an external speaker source for the laptop to sound good? Really? :roll:

    So what's a signature beats sound profile? Is that slang for how Dre sets his equalizer?

    I don't know man, for the $450.00 to $600.00 range Cool wallpapers might be the differentiating factor.
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  4. pr0n Inspector

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    lol It's like a Samsung netbook.
  5. AndreiD


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    Not going to buy it because it has a Beats Audio label on it.
    Sweet Jesus... the marketing... it burnsssss.
  6. aj28

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    The hoopla over the audio is overdone, but it's no reason not to buy the notebook. Before this, they had Altec Lancing logos. Toshiba has Harmon Kardon. Are either of them even slightly reminiscent of their big brothers? No, not really, but while I am no fan of Dr. Dre, that wouldn't stop me from purchasing an HP notebook with the right specs at the right price. After all, it's no worse than the atrocities commited by Creative on a daily basis! :toast:
  7. amd64skater


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    tyler perry presents the hp dr dre notebook with a side of south georgia home cooking with every purchase. well we know who they are trying to target to buy their pc's with the beats edition. now if diddy or kanye west come out with an edition. then i will never buy annother hp again lol
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  8. costinul_ala New Member

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    I suppose an Avatar edition label would have been more expensive. Probably on the high end laptops they will put a GAGA label ...

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