Envious of your friend’s HP's Envy but just can’t find the cash to update? Well here could be a solution as HP has just announced updates for its Pavillion models to make them more like the Envy laptops.
The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 have had a number of extras added to make them a lot more appealing to consumers who want the aesthetics of the Envy but without the deep hole in their bank balances. HP has realised there is a chance to capture a sizeable sector of the market by making their decent Pavillion line-up look a lot better. So the dv6 and dv7 are now clad in “dark umber” shells, have “cool” light-up touchpads, HD webcams, HP’s CoolSense technology and Beats Audio speakers. So quite a lot lot be excited about condsidering the price is likely to be a lot less than the Envy models.
Inside the dv6 and dv7 come with Intel’s flagship Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD’s Radeon 6000M graphics, high-definition BrightView displays and USB 3.0 ports. If you still have a few spare shekels left over you can get up to 2TBs of storage and/or Blu-ray drives for the 15.6in and 17.3in noebooks.
On the lower end of the Pavilion range is the g-series which has also been given a boost. The g-series will now ship with a huge range of colours “to fit any style or personality” and will also have HD BrightView displays and Altec Lansing speakers. The 14in g4, 15.4in g6, and 17.3in g7 will be powered by AMD's Athlon and Turion and Intel's Pentium and Core i3 processors respectively. They all have a pseudo-chiclet keyboard and the touchpad will be totally flush with the palm rests – which we imagine could lead to some accidental cursor movement.
While pricing for the new Pavilion models is yet to be announced in the UK, in the States the dv6 is going on sale for $750 with the dv7 at $1,000. The g-series will cost between $450 and $600. We will bring you UK pricing as soon as we get it however all models won’t be available here until May.