HP Unveils Latest Spring 2010 Laptopsby Balraj Sandhu and Jarred Walton on May 5, 2010 5:28 PM EST
HP Pavilion Notebooks
Whilst the new ENVY notebooks are certainly very tempting, the HP Pavilion series also has four new models. As this is HP’s mainstream notebook brand, they must be both very good and affordable to tempt customers away from the numerous alternatives. The following models will be available starting May 19 at HP Direct, in a wide variety of colors and configurations.
The HP Pavilion dm4 is a premium class product with a 14” LED backlit display in a slim full-metal chassis coming in at under 1” and 4.4lbs starting at $730—a bit too much in my opinion, despite the metal chassis. More affordable entries into the HP Pavilion series are the dv5 and dv6, which offer both AMD and Intel-powered models with up to 1TB of storage and superior audio components such as Dolby Virtual Surround Sound and Altec Lansing speakers. They are both available with a choice of colored chassis imprints including Black Cherry, Champagne, and Sonoma Red. The HP Pavilion dv5 features a 14.5” display starting at $650 while the HP Pavilion dv6 features a bigger 15.6” display with optional touch support and starts at $530 for the AMD machines and $650 for the Intel powered units.
A larger HP Pavilion dv7 will also be available with up to 2TB of storage from $800. And for those that like netbooks, there's the HP Mini 210, with updated exterior designs.