(See the UPDATE) Hewlett-Packard announced today redesigned and new HP Pavilion notebooks for consumers.
The update includes the refreshed HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7, and the new Pavilion dv5 and dm4 laptops.
HP’s latest dv6 has a 15.6-inch display with optional touch screen functionality, and up to 1TB of storage provided by a new hard drive, whereas the 17.3″ dv7 includes up to 2TB capacity using dual HDDs, as well as a built-in subwoofer. Both notebooks provide choice of Intel or AMD processors and are available with the new HP Imprint finishes.
The Pavilion dv5 is similar to the dv6, but has a smaller 14.5-inch display and doesn’t provide touchscreen option.
Finally, the 14-inch thin-and-light dm4 measures 1 inch in profile and weighs 4.4 pounds. It has a full-metal chassis, an Intel Core processor, and up to 6.5 hours of battery life.
The dv6, dv7, dv5 and dm4 laptops are expected to be available in the United States on May 19 with starting prices of $699.99, $849.99, $649.99, and $729.99 respectively.
UPDATE: The refreshed and new Pavilion notebooks, as well as new Envy and G Series models are available for purchase now. The latest releases include the refreshed Pavilion dv6t (from $699); the new Pavilion dv6t SE (from $749.99) and dv7t SE series (from $849.99); Pavilion dv5t (from $799.99); and Pavilion dm4t series (from $729.99). All of these models are based on 2010 Intel processors. AMD-powered versions have not been made available yet.
As expected the Envy 17 starts at $1399.99.
HP today also released the 14-inch HP G42t and 17.3-inch HP G72t, priced at $549.99 and $599.99, respectively. The notebooks use the same Intel technology as their more expensive Pavilion counterparts, but feature simpler case designs, and fewer configuration choices (i.e lack of switchable GPU, dual HDD options in the 17.3-incher).