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HP updates dv6 and dv7 with Envy features

HP updates Pavillion dv series with metal finish and Beats Audio

Considered by many as HP’s most successful laptop line, the Envy series has received many awards and has been in high demand recently. The demand has been so high that HP was unable to meet display requests and cancelled an amount of orders, as was previously reported. Thankfully, for those looking for something a bit lesser than the Envy series but along the same design, HP has updated their Pavilion dv series to resemble the Envy laptops.

The 15.6” dv3 and 17.3” dv7 will now be available in a dark umber metal finish and will feature the iconic HP logo on the back lid. The laptops will also receive HP’s Dr. Dre Beats Audio and 4 speakers to show off the sound. As if that wasn’t enough, the dv7 will also feature a subwoofer for “additional depth and power”.

As far as the other specs go, the notebooks will be powered by the 2nd generation Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core i5/i7), AMD Radeon 6000M Graphics, USB 3.0, and up to 1TB of storage for the dv3 and up to 2TB for the dv7. Keeping things cool on the inside, HP’s CoolSense technology automatically adjusts cooling levels based on the customer’s personal preference. Lastly, the new dv series will receive a special backlit keypad; a feature not found in the Envy series.

The updated Pavillion series definitely provides a good bit of power; however, pricing is yet to be determined. Unfortunately, due to the Intel Sandy Bridge delays the updated notebooks won’t be available till spring, so prospective buyers will have to stick with the old line till then.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-02- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)