HP unveils new consumer notebook PCs to enhance performance

HP today unveiled a redesigned portfolio of consumer notebook PCs that
delivers distinctive design elements, new materials, enhanced performance and
better experiences to consumers.

With updates across the HP
ENVY, HP Pavilion and HP
Mini lines, HP is fusing style and efficiency to offer stylish notebook
PCs that meet the personal computing needs of every consumer.

The models reflect HP’s “MUSE” (materials, usability, sensory appeal and
experiences) design philosophy of fusing a rich mix of materials that create
textured finishes, easy-to-use features for improved usability, a blend of
artisan elements for sensory appeal, and intuitive features for simple

Etched metal finishes, touchable textures and a mix of high-quality materials
create a simple, clean look that seamlessly fits into the lives of consumers.
These new notebook PCs also can be customized with a choice of 15 exclusive
wallpapers, including 12 designed by well-known artists from around the world.

“With these new designs, we offer customers a broad portfolio of notebook PCs
and Minis that are innovative on the outside and the inside,” said Kevin Frost,
vice president and general manager, Consumer Notebooks, Personal Systems Group,
HP. “Each notebook provides a unique experience for the customer and allows
customers to express their personality.”

HP ENVY 14 and 17

The new HP ENVY 14 and 17 deliver premium experiences to satisfy the most
demanding customers. The notebooks offer the ideal balance of design and
technology by combining the latest in manufacturing with artistic expression and
world-class performance.

Both ENVY notebooks feature powerful Intel processors and ATI
Mobility Radeon high-definition (HD) 5830 discrete graphics for gaming, videos
and 3-D images. They come with a backlit keyboard, slot-loading optical drive,
HP TrueVision HD webcam, a mini DisplayPort Connector and the
latest in wireless and connectivity options.

The notebooks also include Beats Audio, a unique, high-performance
technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre to provide the optimal sound
experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio
through headphones or external speakers.

The slim and light ENVY 14 features a precision-crafted design with a
14.5-inch diagonal HD Radiance display that offers picture quality
up to 59 percent brighter than any notebook with a standard display. With up to
six hours of battery life, the ENVY 14 is one of the thinnest and
lightest quad-core notebooks available in the world. The ENVY 14
also offers optional WWAN/3G.

With up to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity, the ENVY 17
has the horsepower and flexibility for the most demanding tasks. The ENVY 17
offers enhanced performance with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external
display support and an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for outstanding

HP Pavilion PCs

The new HP Pavilion notebook PCs, including the dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7, meet a
wide variety of power, performance and mobility needs at prices that fit most

Thin and light, the HP Pavilion dm4 offers mobility paired with a sleek,
metal finish and cool etched patterns, making it a stylish and ideal choice for
all-day computing.

At just 1 inch thin and weighing only 4.4 pounds, the dm4
features a stunning full-metal chassis with an elegant etched pattern on its
brushed aluminum finish. Powered by an Intel CoreTM processor, it
includes a 14-inch diagonal BrightView HD LED display, internal
optical drive, fingerprint reader and up to 6.5 hours of battery

The high-performing HP Pavilion dv5, dv6 and dv7 are ideal for any type of
media-rich experience, offering the latest in graphics, audio and video.

  • With exterior bold finishes and touchable textures, the HP Pavilion dv5 and
    dv6 are designed to suit every consumer’s personal style. The dv5, available in
    black cherry, champagne and Sonoma red Imprint finishes, features a unique
    14.5-inch diagonal HD display, ideal for work and play.
  • Available in the same Imprint finishes, plus a brushed-aluminum finish
    etched with a stream design, the dv6 is the first HP Pavilion notebook PC
    available with an optional touch screen in the United States. Dolby Advanced
    Audio and Altec Lansing speakers are available on the dv5, dv6 and dv7 Imprint
  • The HP Pavilion dv7 is the ultimate balance of power and performance for
    entertainment. With an HD display, Altec Lansing speakers, an HP
    Triple Bass Subwoofer and the option of Beats Audio, the dv7 provides a superb
    audio and virtual surround sound experience, bringing out the best of every
    song, TV show or movie. The notebook also comes with Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
    X3 and Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 for creating photo and video content.

The HP Pavilion dm4, dv6 and the dv7 with metal finish also come with HP
SimplePass, providing consumers enhanced security access to all their passwords
with a simple swipe of a finger.

All of these new HP Pavilion notebook PCs include exclusive technology such
as HP TrueVision WebCam, which optimizes video for any light setting, and HP
QuickWeb, which gives users access to the web without booting up
the notebook by simply pushing a button.

HP Mini netbooks

HP also has expanded the HP Mini 210 line with two new designs, preppy pink
and white crystal. The pink, plaid-like design on the preppy pink HP Mini 210
features HP Imprint 3-D, the industry’s first 3-D PC surface technology, which
debuted on the HP Mini 110 by
Studio Tord Boontje. Multiple layers on the top and bottom covers make the
design appear to float on the surface while casting shadows onto lower layers.
The HP ClickPad also features the preppy pink finish and tiny cupcake Imprint at
the bottom of the unit.

The updated HP Mini 110, HP’s entry-level Mini, now offers an integrated
six-cell battery that provides up to eight hours of battery life.

Pricing and availability

  • The HP ENVY 14 is expected to be available in the United States on June 27
    with a starting price of $999.99. The HP ENVY 17 is expected to be available in
    the United States on May 19 with a starting price of $1,399.99.
  • The HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 and the dv7 Select Edition are expected to be
    available in the United States on May 19 with starting prices of $729.99,
    $649.99, $699.99 and $849.99, respectively.
  • The HP Mini 210 in preppy pink and white crystal and the Mini 110 are
    expected to be available in the United States on June 15 with starting prices of
    $354.99 and $279.99, respectively.

Matching accessories are available for most of these notebook PCs and Mini
netbooks. Notebook sleeves, which include an exterior pocket, and notebook mice,
which include advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology for less
interference and longer range of operation, start at $29.99.


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