The HP Pavilion dv5 seems to have taken design cues from its premium cousin the ENVY, but instead it’s a much more affordable laptop. This 14.5″ laptop weighs 5.2lbs, runs on a choice of AMD or Intel processors with Quad Core support, has support for up-to 1TB of storage, and it is available in a selection of bold colors including black cherry, champagne and our favorite – sonama red. Pricing begins at $649.99 and the dv5 will be available on May 19th.
Like the dv5, the dm4 also seems to be learning a thing or two from the ENVY. However, the 14″ dm4 is even lighter than the dv5 – weighing just 4.4lbs and measuring just 1″ thin. Optional features include ATI discreet graphics, up-to 640GB of storage, GPS, and bluetooth. Pricing begins at $729.99 and the dm4 becomes available on May 19th.
Both laptops are available with HP SimplePass. HP SimplePass is the first time we’ve seen a fingerprint user be put to good use on a consumer laptop. The technology lets users securely input and access all their passwords with a simple swipe of their finger. That includes log-in information for web sites, so that you don’t have to reenter your log-in info everytime you visit your favorite sites. The systems are also available with HP QuickWeb which lets uses access the web almost instantly, without having to boot into windows. And finally, the systems are also available with the HP TrueVision WebCam which optimizes video for all types of light settings.
The models reflect HP’s ―MUSE‖ (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experiences) design philosophy of fusing a rich mix of materials that create textured finishes, easy-to-use features for improved usability, a blend of artisan elements for sensory appeal, and intuitive features for simple experiences.
Etched metal finishes, touchable textures and a mix of high-quality materials create a simple, clean look that seamlessly fits into the lives of consumers. These new notebook PCs also can be customized with a choice of 15 exclusive wallpapers, including 12 designed by well-known artists from around the world.
-With these new designs, we offer customers a broad portfolio of notebook PCs and Minis that are innovative on the outside and the inside, said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP.
-Each notebook provides a unique experience for the customer and allows customers to express their personality.