Hewlett-Packard in Italia is the first to showcase the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 enterntainment notebook series for 2012. Some details were revealed earlier, but now we have the first live pictures and videos showing the design and features of the 15.6-inch dv6 and 17.3″ dv7.
The new Pavilion notebooks are made of aluminum and sport curved edges with chrome ascents, as well as soft-touch finish on some parts. HP gave a special treatment to the audio system on the laptops. The 4.1 Beats Aduio-branded speaker system consist of two speakers located above the keyboard, additional two built into the LCD bezel below the screen, and a subwoofer located on the bottom of the chassis. The isle keyboard will optionally have backlighting.
The dv6 will come with a 1366×768 or optional 1080p screen, while the dv7 will ship with a full HD display only, according to Notebook Italia.
Regarding internal components, the laptops will deliver Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, Italian website reports. But on the other side, it has been reported that the first available models will come with the current Sandy Bridge. CPU choices will include Core i5 and i7 chips, while for graphics there’s the 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 630M. Maximal supported ram is 8GB. Besides the screen size, the main difference between the two models is storage. The dv6 will come with up to 1TB mechanical hard drive, while its larger sibling will ship with up to 2TB of HDD storage, thanks to dual drive bays.
The 2012 Pavilion dv6 and dv7 include DVD burners or Blu-ray optical drives, 1.2MP webcams, and USB 3.0 technology.
The notebooks will be sold as the dv6-7000 and dv7-7000 pre-configured models or dv6t and dv7t configurable systems directly through HP. In the US, they are expected to start selling next week for $749 and $849, respectively. HP will also release the dv4-7000 / dv4t with a smaller 14″ display and $699 price tag.