HP unveils New designs in consumer notebook PC Portfolio

Written by Ben Hardwidge

February 9, 2011 | 17:35

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HP Unveils New Designs in Consumer Notebook PC Portfolio

Designs Deliver Unmatched Usability and Entertainment

London, Feb. 9, 2011 – HP today revealed a redesigned consumer notebook PC portfolio that enhances the user experience with new sleek designs 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 experiences) design philosophy.

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.

First introduced in May 2010, the “MUSE” philosophy includes impressive features in the Pavilion line in 2011 with certain notebooks incorporating Beats Audio™, HP CoolSense, HP TrueVision HD webcam and SimplePass.

These new Pavilion notebook PCs also can be personalized with a choice of 17 exclusive wallpapers designed by six artists from around the world.

“HP’s new Pavilion notebooks provide best-in-class audio, stylish metal and gloss finishes and advanced cooling technology,” Charl Snyman, Vice President and General Manager, HP Personal Systems Group, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “The result is a line of notebooks that provide the best combination of power, entertainment and style available.”

HP Pavilion Notebook PC

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

The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 leverage design elements from the award-winning ENVY line including HP’s exclusive Beats Audio available on metal finished versions of the notebooks together with USB 3.0. The notebooks also incorporate HP CoolSense Technology, HP’s TrueVision HD Webcam, and on-board quad speakers to create the best possible personal computing experience.

Beats Audio plus quad speakers delivers a crisp, clear and full sound. 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, external speakers or the newly optimized onboard quad 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 respectively feature 39.6cm (15.6”) and 43.9cm (17.3”) diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView displays(1) and are available with an optional integrated Blu-ray disc player(2) and a built-in HP TrueVision HD webcam(1) that offers crisp, clear video chatting even in low-light conditions.

Available with second-generation Intel® processors and optional AMD Radeon™ 6000M graphics, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 provide superb performance. The notebooks include up to 1 terabyte (TB) of storage for both the Pavilion dv6 and the Pavilion dv7.(5)

To protect personal information and simplify password management, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 also inlcude HP SimplePass, providing secure access to online accounts and passwords with the swipe of a finger. Designed with security and protection in mind, 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 new HP Pavilion g-series is ideal for the everyday user with reliable performance, attractive designs and essential features at a great value.

Available in a variety of colours to fit any style or personality, the Pavilion g-series notebooks – the Pavilion g6 and g7 – offer full connectivity for surfing the Internet and connecting with friends(3). The notebooks also include a HD BrightView display (1) 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 24/7access to phone support agents, online support options like the HP consumer support forum and more.

Pricing and availability(4)

- The HP Pavilion dv6 is expected to be available in May, with pricing to be determined.

- The HP Pavilion dv7 is expected to be available in May, with pricing to be determined.

- The HP Pavilion g6 and g7 are expected to be available in May, with pricing to be determined.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at hp.co.uk/shop

(1) HD content is required to view HD images. footnote text

(2) As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and your display may require HDCP support. This Blu-ray drive does not support writing to ultra-high speed CDRW media (16X to 32X advertised performance). HD-DVD movies cannot be played on this PC

(3) Wireless access point and internet service required and not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited.

(4) Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.

(5) For hard drives, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes and 1 TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 20 GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software.
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