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HP Pavilion g4 Butterfly Blossom Special Edition laptops now available in the US

The portable PCs come with AMD/Intel CPUs, 14-inch panels, integrated graphics and up to 5.5 hours of battery life

Hewlett-Packard has apparently started shipping two new Pavilion g4 notebooks that are part of the company’s Butterfly Blossom Special Edition lineup. According to a report from, the g4-2149se and g4-2169se models are both available via Wal-Mart, priced at $498 and $628, respectively.

If you like flowers and butterflies then you are in luck because HP’s latest Pavilion g4 laptops feature a very nature-inspired design. Underneath the hood, the more affordable 2149se version comes equipped with the integrated AMD Radeon HD 7520G video card and the Dual-Core AMD A6-4400M (Trinity architecture) accelerated processing unit that operates at a frequency of 2.7GHz – 3.2GHz.

Reportedly, the pricier Pavilion g4-2169se portable PC is powered by a second generation, Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2450M CPU, which incorporates two physical cores clocked at 2.5GHz (up to 3.1GHz via Turbo Boost technology) and the GMA HD 3000 graphics controller.

The rest of the specs are pretty much the same for both models. Users are provided with a 14-inch LED-backlit display of HD native resolution, a built-in DVD Burner and a 6-cell battery that has an autonomy period of up to 5.5 hours. In addition, the notebooks accommodate 4GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB) and a 500GB (2149se) or a 640GB (2169se) mechanical hard drive.

Connectivity-wise, the Butterfly Blossom Special Edition laptops feature a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth (2169se only) radios, one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a 5-in-1 memory card reader slot, an HDMI interface and a built-in web camera for video conferencing.

Lastly, HP’s new mobile devices run on a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, but can presumably be upgraded to Windows 8 (for $14.99) when Microsoft’s new OS is released.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08- 6 (Update: 2012-08- 6)