HP launches five consumer notebooks and a tablet

HP has launched a slew of notebooks and a covertible tablet aimed at the consumer and business markets.

The range includes the ProBook 5330m, the EliteBook 2560p, Pavilion dv4, Envy 14, a redesigned Mini 210 netbook and the 2760p tablet device

To kick off with the 'tablet PC', the EliteBook 2760p is a 12.1-inch convertible tablet built for pen use or finger touch. It's powered by either an Intel Core i7 or i5 dual-core processor, features full-size 7,200 RPM hard disk drive and a solid-state drive, and runs Windows 7.

The ProBook 5330m is one of HP's fancy business models, touting dual-tone colours and an aluminium chassis. It features a 13.3-inch high-definition display, a choice of Intel i3 or i5 dual-core processors, a fingerprint sensor and Beats Audio for enhanced music playback. It carries a starting price tag of $799 (£557) and is available immediately.

The Pavilion dv4 comes with a 14-inch high-definition display, a choice of Intel or AMD processors, an AMD Radeon graphics card, and up to 1TB of storage. It's priced at $599 and is available on May 18.

The Envy 14 features a 14.5-inch high-definition display, an Intel Core second generation processor, AMD graphics card, and Beats Audio. Prices start at $999.99 (£698) and it will be available on June 15.

HP also launched a pre-paid 3G mobile broadband service for the US called DataPass, which costs $5 for a 75MB allowance for a five hour period. It's not clear if there are any plans to release this service in the UK.