Hewlett-Packard has put on sale the new HP Pavilion dv6t and dv7t Quad Edition laptops with the 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors.
The configurable 2012 15.6″ dv6tqe and 17.3″ dv7tqe start at $900 and $950 respectively, and will start shipping to customers on May 9th. If you need to have one of the Ivy Bridge Pavilion laptops tomorrow, you can select pre-configured ready-to-ship models.
Regarding configure-to-order models, you can choose on of the 3rd gen i7 CPUs – the i7-3610QM, i7-3720QM, or i7-3820QM. The default video card option is the Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 1GB DDR3, upgradeable to the GT650M 2GB GDDR5, while for storage you can choose up to two HDDs providing a maximal 2TB capacity. There is also a single 160GB SSD option available, but additionally you can select a 32GB mSSD “acceleration cache” module for a better system responsiveness. The maximal amount of supported RAM is 16GB, while optical drive choices include a DVD burner, and Blu-ray combo or writer. The default screen type is 1366×768 glossy on the 15.6-incher and 1600×900 on the 17.3″ variant, while full HD anti-glare option is available on both laptops.
The notebooks come with a 4.1 Beats Aduio-branded speaker system with a subwoofer, optional keyboard backlight, a 720p webcam, fingerprint reader, and three USB 3.0 ports, besides a USB 2.0 connector, HDMI, VGA, and a multi-card reader.
Their cases are a combination of burshed aluminum, soft touch finishes, and chrome ascents and are currently available only in black color. The new dv6t is thinner and lighter than the dv7t, measuring 1.28″ and 5.66 pounds versus 1.39″ and 6.94 lbs, while the estimated battery lives with their standard 6-cell batteries are up to 6 and up to 5.75 hours, respectively.
You can check out the configurable dv6tqe and dv7tqe, as well as the pre-configured dv6-7014nr or dv7-7012nr, and make a purchase on the HP Home online store.