HP’s Pavilion g6 and g7 series notebooks will be available with the 3rd generation quad-core Intel “Ivy Bridge” processors, according to leaked specifications of these entry-level consumer laptops.
The 15.6″ g6 and 17.3″ g7 are budget systems and the current Intel-based models come with up to the dual-core 2nd-gen Core i7 CPUs. With the Core i7-3612QM, found in upcoming configurations such as the g6-2031TX and dv7-7003tx, and possibly other quad-core parts, the g-series will enter the higher-performance segment which traditionally belongs to the Pavilion dv and Envy lines. Another option which was until now present only on more classy laptops is optional full HD resolution on the Ivy-based g7. Furthermore, the upcoming g6 and g7 update will include the new Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 and AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB DDR3 dedicated video cards as options, but the systems are also expected to have only the Intel HD 4000 IGP in some configurations.
With such powerful components on these budget laptops, it looks like in the future the main differentiators between the g series on the one side and the dv and Envy lineups on the other will be look of the laptops, materials used, and some extra features such as built-in multi-speaker sound systems and Beats audio on the premium series. However, some lower-end processors such as the Intel Pentium and Celeron, will be probably available only on the Pavilion g-series and, at the same time, it’s possible that the dv and Envy will have some higher-end i7 CPUs which won’t be available on the Pavilion g.
Other notable spots of the 2012 HP Pavlion g6 and g7 are chiclet-style keyboards, which is a change over the previous generation with the classic keys, Altec-Lansing speakers, and Dolby Advanced audio technology, as well as USB 3.0.
Pricing and availability are currently unknown.
You can check out how the 2012 g6 looks like in the video below (Italian language):