HP unveiled today new laptop models across their Pavilion, Envy, Mini, ProBook, and Elitebook laptop series.
For consumers, the new Pavilion notebook is the refreshed 14-inch dv4 which will most likely get the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core “Sandy Bridge” processors (although they weren’t mentioned in HP’s press release) and HP CoolSense technology, while the higher-end 14.5″ Envy will get these new CPUs for sure, as well as USB 3.0 support.
HP’s Mini 210 10.1″ netbook now sports a redesigned chassis and Beats-branded audio, while Intel Atom platform-based internal components remained the same.
On the business-class side, the 13.3-inch HP ProBook 5330m is 1-inch thin and sports Intel 2nd Gen Core CPUs, aluminum chassis, keyboard backlight, and optional Intel vPro system management technology, and also Beats audio. The new ultraportable EliteBook 2560p has a 12.5-inch display, while the EliteBook 2760p convertible tablet PC has a 12.1″ screen supporting touch and pen input. Both the 2560p and 2760p have 2nd Gen Core CPUs and optional vPro.
Additionally, HP business laptop users will be offered with HP DataPass pre-paid 3G mobile broadband service. It enables use of wireless broadband data transfers via US-based mobile carriers, “without being tied down by contracts, hotspots and set-up fees”.
The new HP Pavilion dv4 will start at $599.99 and is expected start shipping on May 18, while the HP Envy 14 will have a base price of $999.99 and will be available on June 15. The Mini 210 has a base price of $299.99 and is set hit the shelves on June 15. The ProBook 5330m will be priced at $799 and up when arrives later today. Estimated availability for the HP EliteBook 2560p is May 23 and the base price is $1,099, whereas 2760p will hit the market today, starting at $1,499.