HP Introduces New Notebooks with Rich Textures and Improved Usability

HP Introduces New Notebooks with Rich Textures and Improved Usability

HP Introduces New Notebooks with Rich Textures and Improved Usability

ASIA PACIFIC, May 5, 2010 – HP today unveiled a redesigned portfolio of HP ENVY, HP Pavilion and HP Mini notebook PCs featuring distinctive design elements, new materials, improved performance, and enhanced experiences to consumers.

The new notebooks reflect HP’s “MUSE” (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experiences) design philosophy and multi-sensory appeal. Fusing a rich mix of superior materials, touchable textures and artisanal etched metal finishes, each is equipped with easy-to-use features for improved usability that enables users to see, hear, and touch the latest in computing experiences, and appeal to any taste and individuality.

The portfolio includes the:


This slim stunner features a HP Radiance display that offers picture quality up to 59 percent brighter than any notebook with a standard display.


Equipped with Intel’s Core™ i5 or i7 Quad Core processor(1), the HP ENVY17 delivers enthusiast-level ATI Mobility RadeonTM discrete graphics, ATI Eyefinity Technology for connection to up to three external displays, and up to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity.

HP Pavilion dm4

This thin and light performer is powered by a choice of Intel CoreTM i5 or i7 processors(1), and sports a full-metal chassis and elegant etched pattern on its brushed aluminum finish.

HP Pavilion dv6

The first HP Pavilion notebook to offer an optional touch screen(2), the dv6 supports the latest Quad Core processors and powerful discrete graphics options.

HP Pavilion dv7

Capable of satisfying any entertainment need, the dv7 features an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer and an option of premium Beats Audio or Dolby Advanced Audio.

“HP has access to the world’s best designers and engineers, and we utilize their unique talents to create notebooks that integrate the latest in technology, advanced materials and intuitive experiences to fit seamlessly into the lives of consumers,” said Chua Hwee Koon, vice president, Mobile Business Unit, HP Personal Systems Group, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Other innovative features include a comfortable island-style keyboard, spacious multi-gesture clickpad, and HP TrueVision WebCam, with the low-light imaging sensor, enables users to stream brighter and clearer high-definition (HD) webcam videos over an Internet connection. Also available for the first time is a choice of 15 exclusive wallpapers, including 12 designed by well-known artists from around the world.

Further amplifying the entertainment experience is HP MusicStation, powered by Omnifone, which allows new purchasers of HP ENVY, Pavilion and Mini notebooks in selected countries to legitimately download, play and share millions of tracks on their HP PCs during the free two week trial period, or after the trial period for a small monthly subscription fee.

HP ENVY Notebooks

The HP ENVY range represents the ultimate blend of premium design and technology with a combination of powerful Intel processor options for gaming, videos and 3-D images. Beats Audio, a unique, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre to provide the optimal sound experience - the way the artist intended it - when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers. With a focus on design that is not limited to the notebooks themselves, both the HP ENVY14 and HP ENVY17 come with a backlit keyboard, slot-loading optical drive, a mini DisplayPort Connector and the latest in wireless and connectivity options. The exclusive HP ENVY concierge service available to consumers in Singapore adds to the premium positioning and offering of the portfolio.

The HP ENVY14 is one of the thinnest and lightest Quad Core notebooks available in the world with a starting weight of 2.38 kilos and measures 1.09 inches thin. It offers up to 13.75 hours of battery life with the HP Slice Battery, and the 14.5-inch diagonal HD Radiance display with super wide viewing angle technology enables users to see and share more of the display in any position.

With up to 2 TB of storage capacity, the HP ENVY17 has the horsepower and flexibility to accomplish even the most demanding of computing tasks. It offers top performance with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external display support and a HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for outstanding sound.

HP Pavilion Entertainment PCs

The new additions to the HP Pavilion family provide a wide variety of power and mobility options that let you start playing right out of the box, and at prices that fit most budgets. Available in Argento Blush (Metal) with modern etched Stream illustration or stylish Textured HP Imprint with Link pattern in Black Cherry or Champagne, they embody style and substance, both inside and out.

The HP Pavilion dm4 offers light-bodied agility with full-bodied performance. At just 1-inch thin and a starting weight of just 1.97 kilos, the notebook features a 14-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED display packaged within a stunning full-metal chassis an elegant etched pattern on its brushed aluminum finish. The HP Pavilion dm4 is also equipped with an internal optical drive, fingerprint reader, and up to 6.5 hours of battery life to keep up with consumers while on the go.

As the first HP Pavilion notebook to offer an option of HP MediaSmart or HP TouchSmart software, the 15.6-inch BrightView HD display on the HP Pavilion dv6 puts vivid entertainment experiences at users’ fingertips. The notebook also offers support for the latest Quad Core processors, and offers a superior sound experience with Dolby Advanced Audio and Altec Lansing speakers.

The HP Pavilion dv7 is the ultimate balance of power and performance. With a full HD display for big screen entertainment, Altec Lansing speakers, HP Triple Bass Subwoofer, and the option of Beats Audio, the dv7 brings the best out of every song, TV show or movie. The notebook also offers Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 and Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 for creating photo and video content.

The launch of these new HP Pavilion notebooks builds on the availability of the HP Pavilion dv3 in Asia Pacific, and the models in metal finishes also come with HP SimplePass which provides enhanced security for consumers’ passwords with a simple swipe of a finger.

HP Pavilion Thin and Light PCs

Also available are new versions of the thin and light HP Pavilion dm1 and HP Pavilion dm3, both featuring new AMD multicore processors to give consumers improved performance on today’s most popular applications over previous generations of HP AMD-based notebooks.

The featherweight 11.6-inch HP Pavilion dm1 offers quality playback with ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4225 Graphics, while the 13.3-inch HP Pavilion dm3 delivers a balance of mobility, performance and affordability with optional discrete graphics for enhanced 3D performance.

HP Minis

Available in a stylish Glossy Black HP Imprint finish, the updated HP Mini 110 now offers an integrated 6-cell battery providing up to 8 hours of battery life. With a starting weight of 1.23-kilos and measuring less than 1-inch thin, the HP Mini 110 features a 93 percent full-sized keyboard, and is small enough to slip into most purses, backpacks or briefcases.

Pricing and availability

The HP ENVY14 is expected to be available in Asia Pacific on June 2010. The HP ENVY17 is currently available in Asia Pacific. Pricing to be advised.

The HP Pavilion dm1, dm3, dm4, dv6 and dv7 metal edition are expected to be available in Asia Pacific in May 2010. Pricing to be advised.

The HP Mini 110 is expected to be available in Asia Pacific in June 2010 with a starting price of US$279.

Matching accessories available for these notebook PCs and Minis also include the HP USB Media Docking Station and HP USB Media Port Replicator. Prices in Asia Pacific start at US$179 for HP USB Media Docking Station and US$89 for HP USB Media Port Replicator(13).

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