HP has introduced a quartet of new Pavilion notebooks during the massive product launch it had today; these include the dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7 each aimed at a slightly different audience.
The first one comes with a brushed aluminium finish with what HP calls a sleek metal finish. Weighing just under 2Kg and merely 25mm thick, the dm4 is powered by an Intel Core CPU, comes with a 14-inch Brightview HD LED, an optical drive and up to 6.5 hours worth of battery.
Surprisingly, there's also a fingerprint reader something we'd expect on slightly more business-oriented models. The rest of the pack are classified as "high performing" by HP which means that they can deal with most multimedia tasks flawlessly.
All share the fact that they've customisable on the outside, Dolby Advanced Audio and Altec Lansing speakers, HP TrueVision Webcam and what seems to be a HP version of Asus' Expressgate called Quickweb which allows users to access the web without booting up.
In addition, the dv5 has a 14.5-inch HD display but not the HP fingerprinting security solution - SimplePass - that the rest share, while the dv6 offers an optional touchscreen.
HP will also offer the possibility to swap the Intel CPU for an AMD one and offers even Crossfire option on the DV7 as well as a 17-inch HD screen, HDMI and the possibility to add a Bluray player.