Thursday, May 10, 2012

HP refreshes its Pavilion, EliteBook and ProBook laptops

 SHANGHAI, China--HP today unveiled its latest lineup of notebooks, including models for both consumer and business users. Together with a host of new printing products and accessories, it is the company's biggest product launch since the merger of its printing and personal systems groups.
Taking center stage are the new notebooks in the company's premium Envy series. These include Ultrabooks in various screen sizes and the Sleekbook series that come with optional discrete graphics. Read more about them here.



In the Pavilion range, HP had already announced the new dv- and g-series laptops last month. Like many of the notebooks announced today, these come with the new Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, and will be available starting today in Asia Pacific. Get more details here.

What's completely brand new is the Pavilion m6. Sporting a brushed-aluminum finish, this 15.6-inch notebook has a slim design and comes with options for either an Intel or AMD processor. It can also be configured with a backlit keyboard and discrete graphics for those who need a gaming-capable laptop.

Like many of the laptops in HP's current lineup, the m6 features Beats Audio technology. Adding to its audio credentials is a built-in subwoofer and stereo speakers. This notebook will be available in our region between June and August with a starting price of US$749.

In the business range, there's the new HP EliteBook 2170p. This ultraportable has an 11.6-inch screen and weighs 1.31kg. The 2570p is a slightly larger version with a 12.5-inch screen, and comes with a built-in optical drive. These two compact notebooks will be available in July and will retail from US$1,399 (2170p) and US$1,299 (2570p).

The 8470p and 8570p are 14- and 15.6-inch models for those who need larger screens. These will be available earlier, in June, and will both start at US$1,199. The p-series EliteBooks are compatible with HP's docking stations and are designed to be resistant to vibration, dust and drops.

The ProBook-series notebooks have also been refreshed with the b- and s-series--these will be available in June starting at US$799.

Editor John Chan's love for gadgets can be traced back to the days when he disassembled his toys and couldn't put them back together again. He practices great restraint in not opening up every review product that comes through the CNET Asia Labs, and before that, in his previous job at HardwareZone. He has reviewed items big and small, from mobile phones to projectors and feels everyone should carry a multitool at all times in case of MacGyver situations.

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