HP carries out a 2012 refresh of its dv and g Series, debuts the Pavilion m6 notebook
It’s been a busy 48 hours for HP, announcing new Ultrabooks, Sleekbooks, business laptops and also holding the annual Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai. The US-based PC manufacturer did not forget its more mainstream Pavilion lineup and (officially) confirmed the 2012 refresh for the dv and g Series of portable computers.
Notebookcheck reported back in March on the new laptops that feature HP’s Mosaic design approach inspired by the company’s MUSE philosophy (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience). In addition, Hewlett-Packard has now unveiled a new Pavilion notebook, dubbed the m6.
According to the maker, the dv6 and dv7 will have a metal finish, whereas the dv4 comes in three colours: black licorice, linen white and carmine red. All three models can be equipped with up to Quad-Core Intel Ivy Bridge chips, optional NVIDIA graphics (28nm Kepler architecture on the dv7), 8GB of internal DDR3 memory and 1TB-to 2TB (dv7) HDD .
The 14-inch dv4, 15.6-inch (HD+ resolution) dv6 and 17.3-inch (Full HD panel) dv7 will hit the stores on June 20, priced at $549.99, $549.99 and $799.99, respectively.
HP’s entry-level g series delivers redesigned g6 and g7 portable PCs. The notebooks reportedly feature curved edges, a “bowl-shaped” keyboard deck and come in ruby red, linen white, sparkling black, winter blue or bright purple. The g6 and g7 will have a starting price of $449.99 and $499.99, respectively.
The Pavilion m6 is the new kid on the block. Apparently, it is a thin and light laptop (not an Ultrabook, though despite the “super-slim design”), which sports an LED-backlit HD BrightView display that measures 15.6-inch in diagonal. Moreover, the m6 is driven by a choice of Intel and AMD processors, and will be available in brushed-aluminium finish.
Other specs include up to eight hours of battery life, an optional backlit keyboard, a TrueVision HD web camera for video calls and Beats Audio with built-in dual speakers and subwoofer. HP claims the Pavilion m6 will go on sale sometime this summer. Pricing is yet to be determined.