Last week Thursday (1 February), HP announced a refresh of its popular Pavilion entertainment notebook PC range, with the most notable addition being Genuine Windows Vista Home edition.

HP engineers have devoted more than 153 000 man hours over the past five years working with Microsoft on the development of Windows Vista to ensure that HP delivers a more satisfying, relevant and valuable technology experience for computing customers.

“With Windows Vista preloaded on the new range of Pavilion entertainment notebook PCs, HP is making the consumer’s computing experience easier, safer and more entertaining than ever before,” says Damien Durrant, notebook product manager at HP.

The following new models were introduced across the HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook series:

* HP Pavilion Media Center dv2267ea Entertainment Notebook PC: A versatile PC featuring a powerful battery, advanced mobility, 14.1 inch widescreen display that is high definition (HD) ready as well as HP’s BrightView technology;

* Four new models in the HP Pavilion dv6200 Entertainment Notebook PC series: Notebooks in this series combine the power of a desktop and the convenience of a notebook at an affordable price. The new models announced today are The HP Pavilion dv6204eu Entertainment Notebook PC, HP Pavilion dv6206ea Entertainment Notebook PC, HP Pavilion Media Center dv6243ea Entertainment Notebook PC and the HP Pavilion Media Center dv6245eu Entertainment Notebook PC; and

* HP Pavilion Media center dv9291ea Entertainment Notebook PC: This ultra-stylish, powerful notebook features a 17-inch widescreen display and leading edge mobile processors, making it an entertainment powerhouse.

With Windows Vista, consumers are able to use their mobile PCs more effectively and stay better connected with improved home networking and mobility features.

“HP is continually striving to improve the computing experience. With the introduction of Windows Vista to the new range of HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PCs; consumers can look forward to confidently using their PCs with improved security features, easily find and share information as well as easily manage and enjoy digital photos, music and movies,” adds Durrant.