HP has unveiled four consumer notebook PC series that push the boundaries of innovation and aesthetics, embodying the company’s blend of mobile computing and design expertise.
Announced at the company’s “Connecting Your World“ event, the entertainment-packed HP Pavilion dv4, dv5 and dv7 notebook series are each adorned with a sleek, liquid-metallic Mesh Imprint finish, “magical chrome” touch controls that appear at the touch of a finger, and intuitive, one-click access to high-quality TV, photos, movies and music from nearly any location. In addition, the HP Pavilion dv4 is the first consumer notebook to include embedded WWAN (3G/UMTS/HSDPA) technology.
Also new is the Compaq Presario CQ50 series, combining high value with an attractive design.
HP also announced accessories to personalise and extend the mobile experience with the new HP xb4 Notebook Media Docking Station and mice and carrying cases that match the newly-designed notebooks, in addition to power adapters, extra capacity batteries, and external webcams.
“HP is creating notebook computers that captivate consumers by combining sleek and striking designs with immersive entertainment capabilities that make for a great user experience,” said Achim Kuttler, vice president and general manager, consumer products, Personal Systems Group, HP Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our new lineup raises the bar even higher with notebooks that are tailored for the ever-changing lifestyle of people who are on the go and need to stay connected.”
Inspired by future fashion trends and extensive customer research, the HP Pavilion notebooks set a new standard in notebook design with innovations such as the Mesh Imprint surface design and invisible “magical chrome” controls that light up and become fully interactive upon power up. Smooth lines, optional HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen flush-glass screens, along with color-matched keyboards and touch pads create a frameless, thin and elegant appearance.
The new HP Pavilion notebook series provide consumers a choice of the latest AMD and Intel processors and a high-speed eSATA interface for backup to external storage drives. The series also introduce built-in HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection technology, previously only available in HP business-class notebooks. This technology automatically detects if a notebook has been dropped and, while the notebook is on its brief journey to the floor, automatically stops the hard drive from spinning, helping to prevent the loss of files and data.
Matching outer style with inner power, the new HP Pavilion series offer a broad range of features and sizes to match consumers’ lifestyles.
* The HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC packs the latest technology into a 14.1-inch diagonal display. Entertainment-ready, the HP Pavilion dv4 offers a choice of integrated TV tuner and Blu-ray optical drive, delivering a portable high-definition experience. Other options include mobile wireless broadband for those who need to stay connected without having to find a wireless hotspot.
* For users seeking an ideal balance among mobility, performance and screen size, the HP Pavilion dv5 Entertainment Notebook PC delivers a mid-size, 15.4-inch diagonal display, exquisite design and powerful entertainment with optional discrete graphics from NVIDIA and ATI.
* The HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment Notebook PC’s 17-inch diagonal display and sleek design deliver powerful high-definition entertainment for TV, photos, movies and music with full-size realism that makes it an ideal alternative to desktop PCs. The HP Pavilion dv7 brings together a rich set of standard features such as premium multi-channel audio and options such as subwoofer, Blu-ray optical drive, built-in TV tuner and robust graphics from ATI and NVIDIA.
Designed for those on the go, the versatile Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC features a 15.4-inch diagonal display, new industrial design and HP Imprint surface finish, along with a range of optical drives, built-in wireless technologies, high-quality audio, webcam and analog microphone capabilities.