CES Preview: HP Announces Netbook with "Advanced" Features

HP Direct Pavilion dv2,
HP Direct Pavilion dv3
CES Preview: HP Announces Netbook with "Advanced" Features

Hewlett Packard has put two new netbooks into the developing froth surrounding these very small, affordable and yet useful devices. HP's angle is to add features, like a 12.1 inch display, but also price and weight to the mix normally associated with the netbook segment. The full release is below.

Striking New HP Consumer PCs Combine Performance, Entertainment and Design

New lineup includes affordable thin and light notebook PCs

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2009

HP today announced two new thin and light ultra-portable notebook PCs – the HP Pavilion dv2 and HP Pavilion dv3 – plus the HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, an innovative, high-performance desktop PC.

All the new PCs are designed to deliver great multimedia experiences while making a style statement.

“Our new fashion-forward notebooks and desktop set a new standard for exceptional multimedia and high-performance computing experiences,” said Satjiv S. Chahil, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP customers have come to expect the combination of great looks and outstanding performance, and we believe these new products will delight.”

Lean but loaded

The sleek HP Pavilion dv2 and Pavilion dv3 Series Entertainment Notebook PCs provide stylish mobility and performance at a great value.

The dv2 provides productivity and rich entertainment capability while measuring just under 1-inch thick and starting at 3.8 pounds.(1) Plus, powerful discrete graphics and a full range of connectivity options make it easy for customers to work and play on the go. A variety of high-capacity hard drive options up to 500 gigabytes (GB)(2) provide ample room for photos, music and other content.

The notebook is powered by a specially designed new AMD Athlon™ Neo Processor-based platform and features a sturdy magnesium casing, 12.1-inch diagonal LED BrightView display and a nearly full-size keyboard. It will be available in two striking finishes with matching HP Imprint designs on the palm rest: Espresso and Moonlight.

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