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HP Announces New AMD Llano Laptops

The new range of Llano APUs came to life with a bang as HP has announced no less than 11 laptops based on AMD's new processor family.

The Pavillion DV6 and DV7 will cost £549 and £599 respectively and will be available in July. Geared towards the consumer market, they will come with some proprietary features like HP CoolSense, HP True Vision HD webcam and Beats Audio and promise to deliver more than twice the graphics performance of previous-generation integrated graphics.

The Probook 6465b and 4535s both target the business, corporate and enterprise segments and use aluminium as the primary build material; the latter will carry a suggested retail price of £375 excluding VAT while the former will cost as little as £490 excluding VAT.

Both also feature AMD's VISION pro technology which offers enhanced security as well as AMD's dual graphics option which allows a discrete AMD Radeon GPU to be coupled with UMA graphics on the A-Series APU.

AMD launched the new A-series range of APU earlier today and laptops based on the A-series are expected to have a battery life of up to 10.5 hours. Up to 150 laptops and desktops from the likes of Acer, Dell, Lenovo are expected to be launched over the next few months.

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