HP sent me a press release with details of the new Pavilion range of Notebooks aimed at consumers. The g-series has a curved, bevelled edge and comes in blue, red and black and certainly looks different. The dv-series has a brushed aluminium design comes with Beats Audio. Other that that they looks like pretty standard notebooks. The g6 and g7 range start at £399, the dv6 and dv7 start at £599.
HP Introduces Redesigned Pavilion Consumer Notebook PCs
BRACKNELL, UK, March 13, 2012 – HP today unveiled Pavilion notebook PCs that delight users with new styles and enhanced features. The updated consumer notebooks PCs reflect HP’s new Mosaic design approach, ensuring that each HP notebook, while individually unique, breathes a common design DNA.
The Mosaic approach is an extension of the MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience) design philosophy, introduced in May 2010. Mosaic fuses together the multi-faceted elements of MUSE, including rich colours, premium materials and purposeful shapes, to form one comprehensive design language that spans the consumer notebook portfolio. Similar to a mosaic art piece, each HP notebook line represents a small piece of the canvas that, when combined, builds into a beautiful picture of the HP product family.
HP Pavilion g-series notebook PCs – simple yet distinct
Inspired by close connections and interlocking layers, the redesigned HP Pavilion g6 and g7 feature curved, beveled edges with elements of precision. Available in sparkling black, winter blue and ruby red, the g-series is characterised by its comfort and style, with a set of delicate details to make the products stand out. A bowl-shape keyboard deck with island style keyboard and numeric keypad alongside a textured touchpad with bowl-set curvature define the series’ distinct form. The HP g6 and g7 notebooks allow users to enjoy everyday computing with a series of advanced extras, integrated HP Webcam, Dolby Advanced Audio and Altec Lansing speakers and USB 3.0 for faster file transfers.
The g-series audio experience is enhanced with both design and functional elements. A chrome strip bordering the speaker serves as a visual cue for audio, while the exposed speaker bar provides better sound projection.
HP Pavilion dv-series notebook PCs – powerful yet graceful
Influenced by kinetic energy with its tapered chassis and slim top view, the new HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 boast a brushed aluminum metal finish and an infinity waterfall edge. The sleek dv-series comes in a chic midnight black colour and thanks to the soft-touch bottom panel, it conforms comfortably to the hand, making it easy to hold. Experience sound like never before with Beats Audio™ technology and four internal speakers. An exposed speaker bar integrated with the display further magnifies the dv-series’ audio experience, projecting sound directly towards the user.
Both the g-series and the dv-series come with HP CoolSense, helping your notebook to operate at a lower temperature, even when running demanding programs and HP ProtectSmart to protect your hard drive should your notebook receive a potentially damaging impact. The dv-series also comes with the HP SimplePass innovation which allows for fingerprint identification for notebook user profiles.
Pricing and availability
The redesigned HP notebooks with Mosaic design elements are expected to be available on in store at the end of April.
– HP Pavilion g6 and g7 will have a starting price of £399.
– HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 will have a starting price of £599.
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