A Whole New HP World

Of Notebooks, AIOs and Beats

Of Notebooks, AIOs and Beats

For a while now, the Envy line has been getting all the goodies, with only some slight benefits trickling down to the Pavilion line. Not any more! The HP Pavilions have cried out for some attention, and HP has bestowed upon these units with new Intel Sandy Bridge processors and a new HP CoolSense technology, which lets the notebook detect whether it's sitting on your lap or not. If it determines that it's now on your lap, the notebook will automatically downclock the processor slightly to keep your lap cool. Also, the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 both get Beats Audio and quad speakers while the dv7 gets an additional sub-woofer.

The dv series also comes with an illuminated trackpad for those who use the computer in the dark. Prices start from US$799 for the dv6 and US$899 for the dv7 and both units will be available early March.

The HP Pavilion dv4 comes packing the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and AMD discrete graphics. It also has the new HP CoolSense technology like its bigger cousins, the dv6 and dv7. Prices start from US$749 and will be available in mid march.

Not forgetting the value line, HP has also given the Pavilion g series a hardware facelift, and they come packing in the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors too! Here you'll see the HP Pavilion g4, and there's also a bigger g6 model. Both units will start with a pricing of US$549 and will be available in March.

Next, the HP TouchSmart 610 is a tilt-able device that adjusts itself to make typing much, much easier. It also uses the latest version of the TouchSmart software, but given our speculations, could this be the last model of the TouchSmart line to do so? Before we forget, the AIO also has Beats Audio for music playback.

Also spotted was this pretty cool HP Pocket Whiteboard, which allows you to create a portable whiteboard with any notebook. It works via RF, allowing you to either write on the wall via the projector screen or turn your notebook screen into a touch based one. Nifty.

This is the RF unit that clamps magnetically to the wall and allows you to use the wall as a whiteboard together with the "marker". It can also be used on your notebook screen together with said "marker".

Lastly, we have the slim and sexy 23-inch HP x2301 Micro Thin LED monitor that's LED backlit and uses edge lit illumination for its 'magical' slimness. The connecting ports are all located at the bottom instead. It will be available in Asia in April and will cost US$239.