HP 2010: Laptop Launch and Refresh -Envy, Muse, Pavilion
written by: Felix•edited by: M.S. Smith•updated: 8/4/2010
HP did a press release concerning their new line of laptops last May. What's new?
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HP's Press Release
In May Helwett-Packard pulled out a refresh to the well-known, mainstream Pavilion line of laptops, followed by the unveiling of the all-new HP Envy 14 and HP Envy 17 in a press release meant to emphasize HP’s new design philosophy—‘MUSE’ (materials, usability, sensory appeal, and experience). Below is some information on the newly-available HP laptops.
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New HP Pavilion dm4
The press release includes the announcement of the Pavilion dm4 laptop, which is meant as a successor to the Pavilion dm3 laptop. The new HP laptop sports a bigger 14" screen surrounded by a full metal chassis with a brushed aluminum lid—completed with an “elegant etched pattern" on its brushed aluminum finish. The new Pavilion dm4 laptop has a thickness of only 1 inch and weighs only 4.4 pounds —making it an ideal choice for mobile computing. Custom-build options are available for the Pavilion dm4 to personalize your laptop and prices start at $729.99.
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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.
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HP ENVY 14 and 17
The HP ENVY 14 and 17 are the replacements for the existing ENVY 13 and ENVY 15.
Both notebooks feature Intel processors,. The Envy 14 offers the ATi Mobility Radeon HD5650, while the HP ENVY 17 features the ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5830 which offers a high-definition gaming and multimedia entertainment. Similar to the previous builds, the ENVY 14 and 17 come with a chiclet backlit keyboard, slot-loading optical drive, and a webcam.
The addition of Beats audio, HD graphics, and 17" screen with blu-ray as standard make ENVY 17 the most powerful HP laptop to date.
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HP's new line of laptops makes it more competitive than ever in the laptop market. HP is known as one of the top two most popular laptop vendors in the world, and this is a trend that will certainly be reinforced by these impressive products.