dv Series Refresh
A significant design update has been applied to the existing dv series laptops. The Dv5 to dv7 laptops have been re-designed similar to the dm4, with a Chiclet-style keyboard, full aluminum casing, and textures on the top. The HP Pavilion dv5 is now available in three different colors—black cherry, champagne, and red Imprint finishes. Similar to the existing model, it will still have a 14.5" HD display.
The dv6 laptop also received a significant change, with the same imprint finishes, and for the first time, an optional touch screen as the display. Customization options including Dolby Advanced Audio and Altec Lansing speakers are now available. The processor defaults on an Intel i3 processor—which is upgradable up to i5 processor. For gaming, an upgrade to the powerful Mobility Radeon HD5650 is available. Pricing starts at $679.99.
The dv7 HP laptops still have the existing 17" screen, but some specifications are changed. The processor now is a Intel i5 at 2.26 GHz, upgradable to the Intel i7 at 1.86GHz. The ATI HD 5650 video card is standard and can't be upgraded. For multimedia and entertainment, a blu-ray drive can also be added. Pricing starts at $949.99 for the base configuration.