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HP Adds Four New Pavilion Notebooks To Range

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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.