Hewlett Packard has put two new netbooks into the developing froth surrounding these very small, affordable and yet useful devices. HP's angle is to add features, like a 12.1 inch display, but also price and weight to the mix normally associated with the netbook segment. The full release is below.
Striking New HP Consumer PCs Combine Performance, Entertainment and Design
New lineup includes affordable thin and light notebook PCs
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2009
HP today announced two new thin and light ultra-portable notebook PCs – the HP Pavilion dv2 and HP Pavilion dv3 – plus the HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, an innovative, high-performance desktop PC.
All the new PCs are designed to deliver great multimedia experiences while making a style statement.
“Our new fashion-forward notebooks and desktop set a new standard for exceptional multimedia and high-performance computing experiences,” said Satjiv S. Chahil, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP customers have come to expect the combination of great looks and outstanding performance, and we believe these new products will delight.”
Lean but loaded
The sleek HP Pavilion dv2 and Pavilion dv3 Series Entertainment Notebook PCs provide stylish mobility and performance at a great value.
The dv2 provides productivity and rich entertainment capability while measuring just under 1-inch thick and starting at 3.8 pounds.(1) Plus, powerful discrete graphics and a full range of connectivity options make it easy for customers to work and play on the go. A variety of high-capacity hard drive options up to 500 gigabytes (GB)(2) provide ample room for photos, music and other content.
The notebook is powered by a specially designed new AMD Athlon™ Neo Processor-based platform and features a sturdy magnesium casing, 12.1-inch diagonal LED BrightView display and a nearly full-size keyboard. It will be available in two striking finishes with matching HP Imprint designs on the palm rest: Espresso and Moonlight.
In addition, the dv2 supports optional built-in WWAN for wireless connectivity and includes an HP Webcam and microphone for staying in touch with friends and family. An optional lightweight, external optical disc drive with Blu-ray capability also is available.
The dv3 weighs 4.35 pounds(1) and is built for maximum performance and an on-the-go lifestyle. It offers a 13.3-inch diagonal LED BrightView backlit display and a built-in optical drive and is based on the AMD Turion™ Ultra X2 notebook platform.(3) In addition, it provides powerful entertainment options, including advanced graphics and video for a true HD experience, a slot-loading SuperMulti DVD player,(4) 5-in-1 media card reader for quickly transferring photos, an HP Mobile Remote control, SRS Premium Sound™ for optimal audio performance. Optional features include solid state drive for faster boot up time and lighter weight and a backlight keyboard for working in low light.
Both the dv2 and dv3 feature magnesium casing for lightweight durability and HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection for protection from data loss. Both also come standard with HP MediaSmart software that lets customers enjoy photos, listen to music and watch Internet TV(5) or movies in high-definition,(6) including video content from MTV Networks television channels such as Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. The PC series also are ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT™ Silver registered.
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