HP keeps things rolling with new budget Pavilion g-series
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Shortly after announcing the updated Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebooks, HP is back at it again with the new g-series (the older version was denoted by a capital “G”). While the older line was a branch on its own, the new g-series will join the Pavilion umbrella along with the dv and dm line of notebooks.
The new notebooks will come in three different sizes- the 14” g4, the 15.6” g6, and the 17” g6. What sets the new g-series apart is that it switches from the old matte finish to a glossier and shinier coat. And while casing and design is still plastic (allowing prices to remain reasonable), HP is offering numerous colors to choose from, including magenta, purple and warm silver.
One thing that made the old G-series unique was the keypad which was infused into the plastic, and HP seems to have kept that feature around for their new line. This allows for a seamless design, while a micro-texture helps users know where the keypad ends and begins.
As far as the inner workings of the g notebooks, they will be powered by a wide range of processors including the AMD Turion and Intel Core i3 processors, and will offer HDMI, Altec Lansing speakers, SRS Premium Audio and HP’s Brightview display.
The g4, g6, and g7 will go on sale March 13th and will be priced at $499, $449, and $599, respectively.