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Specs of the upcoming HP Pavilion dv4, dv6, dv7 and g4 laptops released

The company’s new dv series portable computers will be powered by Ivy Bridge CPUs, whereas the g4 model will offer a choice of AMD or Intel chips

Last week the USA-based PC manufacturer HP announced new dv and g Pavilion notebooks that feature an innovative Mosaic design approach which apparently “fuses together the multi-faceted elements of MUSE” (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience). The laptops are expected to become available on April 8th; pricing details are yet to be disclosed. 

HP Pavilion dv7-7000

This model is reportedly aimed at gaming and multimedia aficionados, and will be driven by a Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7- 3720QM central processing unit with a clocked frequency of 2.6GHz. Furthermore, the dv7 packs an Anti-glare LED-backlit display that measures 17.3-inch in diagonal and delivers a native resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels (Full HD).  This high-performance notebook will also be equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU, which is based on the 28nm Kepler architecture and has 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM.

According to the manufacturer, the dv7 will come with a 64-bit copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, up to 8GB of internal DDR3 memory and two rotating HDDs that offer a combined storage capacity of 2TB. In addition, users will supposedly be provided with one USB 2.0 portan HDMI interface and three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports accompanied by four built-in Beats Audio speakers and an HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer

The portable PC weighs 3.15kg and will ship with an integrated DVD Burner or an optional Blu-ray drive.

HP Pavilion dv6-7000 

This is another powerful laptop from HP that will be suitable for playing higher-end games and watching HD movies. It weighs 2.57kg; packs an Intel Core i7-3610QM (Ivy Bridge) chip clocked at 2.3GHz and a smaller 15.6-inch widescreen display with an HD (1366-by-768) or an HD+ (1600-by-900) resolution. Moreover, the dv6 will sport an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M video card (or 650M on selected models), again, with 2GB of dedicated VRAM. 

HP Pavilion dv4-5000

The dv4 is a 14-inch notebook that also features an Ivy Bridge processor with four physical cores (i7-3610QM). Furthermore, it offers 1TB of storage, a GeForce GT 630M GPU, DVD Burner and 2.1 Beats Audio speakers. The device has a weight of 2.17kg and houses two user accessible RAM slots with a total capacity of 8GB

HP Pavilion g4-2000

And last but not least, HP will be updating its g series with the introduction of the more mainstream g4-2000 model. This portable computer will presumably ship with a choice of Intel Sandy Bridge (Core i3-2350MCore i5-2450M) or AMD Trinity (AMD A6-4400Mdual-core chips, a 14-inch panel that has a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels and an AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card.

Other features include 8GB of RAM, two USB 3.0 ports, a memory card reader slot and Altec Lansing speakers.  

The manufacturer has not released official pricing info, but rumour has it that the dv6 and dv7 will sell for about £599 ($950), while the g4 will cost £399 ($630).

You can check out the promo videos below.

HP Pavilion dv6
HP Pavilion dv4
HP Pavilion g4


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03-19 (Update: 2021-05-18)