HP has just
announced an updated 14in Pavillion dv4, a refreshed Mini 210 and will bring an
option for putting Sandy Bridge processors inside your Envy 14.
In February we
saw a refresh of the dv6 and dv7 and now we see the 14in Pavillion dv4 getting
similar treatment. While this is a refresh, the updates are not that exciting
with HP adding CoolSense and the HP Imprint finish. It will be available in the
Imprint colours of expresso black and pacific blue. Starting at $600 in the US,
the dv4 will be available from 18 May. Also getting an update is the Mini 210
which now boasts a battery life of 9.5 hours thanks to a standard six cell
battery – a bump up from the four cell standard.
The new Mini 210 also Beats Audio which is something you’ll find in all of HP’s laptops. There is also a new seamless touchpad and a 10.1in edge-to-edge screen. The Mini 210 will come in a range of colours to compliment the standard charcoal covering, though it will cost you extra for these colourful coverings. The Mini 210 will be avilable in the middle of June and will start from $300. Finally HP has also announced that the Envy 14 range of laptops will be offered with Intel’s second generation processors as well as USB 3.0 ports. When we looked at the Envy 14 recently, the dated specs were one of the main drawbacks and this update will be a welcome addition.
We are waiting to hear from HP about UK pricing for the dv4 and the Mini 210 as well as official release dates and we’ll bring you those as soon as we get them.