HP Unveils New Consumer PCs and Connected Business Computing Portfolio

New Consumer PCs to Connect Consumers to their Personal Passions

New lineup of consumer notebooks, desktops and monitors completes the HP computing ecosystem

HP today revealed a redesigned consumer PC portfolio at 'A New HP World‘ with sleek looks and the latest technologies to enhance the way consumers connect to the people, entertainment and information that matter to them to pursue and achieve their personal passions.

The redesigned HP Pavilion notebook PC line and new HP TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC are built on inspirations from culture, art, fashion and HP‘s MUSE (Materials, Usability, Sensory appeal and Experience) design philosophy.

MUSE includes a mix of materials such as metals, alloys and plastics; easy-to-use features for improved usability; a blend of artisanal elements for sensory appeal; and intuitive features for streamlined experiences.

The new HP Pavilion dv series notebook PCs include impressive features such as HP CoolSense Technology, HP TrueVision HD webcam and HP SimplePass. Select models of the HP Pavilion dv series also feature Beats Audio for a powerful audio experience.

With a sleek, clean appearance, the new HP TouchSmart610 Consumer PC reclines from upright to almost flat, providing increased comfort for longer-term use and the freedom to position the TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC on a kitchen counter, or anywhere the family gathers.

The new consumer PC portfolio enables users to:

  • Experience music the way artists intended it to be heard with Beats Audio, optimized by onboard quad speakers on HP Pavilion dv6 with metal chassis and additional HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer on dv7.
  • Enjoy greater comfort with HP CoolSense Technology, designed and engineered for better cooling on HP dv series notebooks.
  • Amplify visual euphoria with HP TrueVision HD webcam and the optional graphic enhancement of up to 1GB GDDR5 of dedicated video memory on the HP Pavilion dv4.
  • Help protect their personal information and simplify password management, with HP SimplePass on the Pavilion dv6 and dv7.
  • Benefit from the increased range of motion on the HP TouchSmart610 Consumer PC‘s reclining display of up to 60 degrees and forward-tilt of up to five degrees.

Transforming the digital entertainment journey

HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7

At the forefront of the redesigned lineup, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 offer performance, entertainment and security features that work together to fit seamlessly into the lives of users.

Available in a dark umber metal finish, they use design elements from the award-winning ENVY line such as sleek metal finishes and HP‘s exclusive Beats Audio.

Beats Audio, which was created by Beats by Dr. Dre co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, restores the emotion that is missing from digital music.

Working in collaboration with HP, Iovine and Dr. Dre tuned and applied the signature Beats sound profile across HP‘s premium notebook and desktop lines to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers. The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 also include newly optimized on-board quad speakers, and the dv7 features a HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for additional depth and power.

Available with up to second-generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and optional AMD Radeon graphics, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 provide enhanced performance. HP CoolSense Technology combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software for a notebook that feels noticeably cooler. The technology automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer‘s personal preferences.

To help protect personal information and simplify password management, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 also include HP SimplePass, providing secure access to online accounts and passwords with the swipe of a finger. Designed with security and protection in mind, all HP Pavilion dv series notebook PCs feature HP ProtectSmart, which helps to lock the hard drive to secure photos, music and memories, and protects against accidental drops.

HP Pavilion dv4

Designed to maximize any user‘s multimedia experience, it expresses full PC functionality and performance with up to second-generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and powerful AMD Radeon 6750M graphics.

With a stylish exterior in an Espresso Black lattice imprint to match its powerful interior, the notebook measures from 1.11-inch thin and weighs from 2.2-kilos. It features a 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView display and has an optional integrated Blu-Ray player. An integrated six-cell battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life.

HP Pavilion g-series

Striking a balance between design, performance and affordability, the new HP Pavilion g-series is ideal for the everyday user, offering up to second-generation Intel CoreTM i3, i5 and i7 processors, attractive designs and essential features at a great value. Available in charcoal grey and sonoma red, the Pavilion g-series notebooks – the Pavilion g4 and g6 – offer full connectivity for surfing the Internet and connecting with friends. The notebooks also include a HD BrightView display, with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Audio for enjoying movies and music.

HP TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC

The new HP TouchSmart610 Consumer PC offers consumers increased range of motion, superior viewing and an intuitive touch experience with a 23-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) display that reclines up to 60 degrees and tilts forward up to five degrees.

The wide-angle, LED backlit LCD screen provides optimal viewing angles, even when reclined, while multi-touch technology allows for an accurate response.

With its refined industrial design and the latest version of HP TouchSmart software, the TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC has touch- optimized applications from Facebook, Twitter, as well as HP‘s exclusive RecipeBox, webcam and music applications where users can add new applications via the TouchSmart Apps Center. For the gaming enthusiast, select models of the TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC are available with an exclusive HP touch-enabled version of Ubisoft‘s real-time strategy game, R.U.S.E. It also features Beats Audio and the new HP LinkUp application for users to wirelessly link a notebook PC to the TouchSmart using a home network.

Monitor that delivers your digital world

The limited edition, stunning, multi-faceted 23 inch HP x2301 Micro Thin LED monitor, features LED backlighting which illuminates the display and an edge lit illumination around the screen. The HP x2301 Micro Thin LED monitor comes in a sleek, slim and sophisticated profile and full HD resolution. With its fast response time, extremely high dynamic contrast ratio and HP HD BrightView technology, the powerful monitor comes mounted on a translucent aquamarine base while allowing users to view crisp, sharp and detailed imagery for all their entertainment experiences.

Pricing and Availability

— The HP Pavilion dv4 starts from USD$749 and will be available from mid March 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP Pavilion dv6 starts from USD$799 and will be available from early March 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP Pavilion dv7 starts from USD$899 and will be available from early March 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP Pavilion g4 and g6 starts from USD$549 and will be available in March 2011 in Asia Pacific.
— The HP TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC is expected to be available in China from 28 February, Australia and New Zealand from 7 March and Hong Kong from 8 March. The pricing starts from USD$1,399.
— The HPx2301 Micro Thin LED monitor is expected to be available in April 2011 in Asia Pacific, starting at USD$239.

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