The refreshed HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000 and dv9000 entertainment notebooks will feature Intel â€œSanta Rosaâ€ notebook platform with a new integrated graphics, a wireless N connectivity, and paired with new Intel Core 2 Duo processors, according to leaked products’ specifications.
The available documents show “Santa Rosa”-based 15.4-inch dv6000 and 17-inch dv9000 Pavilions will be configurable with Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) and 7100 (1.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache) processors. HP’s 14.1-inch dv2000 laptop will be additionally offered with a new Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 processor at 1.67GHz with 2 MB of L2 cache. All of mentioned CPUs run at 800MHz front side bus.
Intel’s next generation Centrino platform brings to Pavilion notebooks an integrated Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, which uses shared video memory and provides Windows Vista Aero interface support.
The refreshed Pavilions have up to 2048MB of DDR2 system memory, according to specifications. Although “Santa Rosa” supports 800MHz memory, these laptops will be offered with 677MHz memory modules.
HP Pavilion dv2000 and dv6000 will ship with up to 160GB and 200GB SATA hard drives, respectively. It is not known how much storage capacity will be offered with refreshed dv9000, but it is certain that select models in all of three notebook series will have DVD burner with LightScribe technology for inscribing labels onto DVD media.
Regarding connectivity, select models will feature Intel PRO Wireless 4965 802.11a/b/g/n with 3 antennas integrated into the display, enabling next generation 802.11n draft Wi-Fi connection. Other models will have old 802.11a/b/g wireless. There are also a Bluetooth, an Ethernet LAN and a 56k modem.
The new Pavilion notebooks include ExpressCard54 slot and 5-in-1 Digital Media Slot, as well as two or three USB ports, Firewire and fingerprint reader, depending on model. All models should include VGA and S-Video outputs.
The “Santa Rosa” Pavilion laptops have an integrated camera and the same exterior design as previous models, according to pdf documents at HP’s web site.
There is no information on models with a dedicated graphics and with an Intel’s new Turbo Memory technology for faster system booting and application loading.
HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000 and dv9000 will ship with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista operating system.
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