New Hewlett-Packard Notebooks

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There’s never been a better time to buy a new notebook computer. That’s because the latest notebook computers offer more value than ever, and they come in colors and sizes that will please any needs and desires.


Whether you’re after extreme portability, a low price, high-end horsepower or an unusual high-tech appearance, you’re sure to find something you like. Hewlett-Packard recently unveiled its latest lineup of notebook computers, and it’s clear that there’s something here for everyone. 

Compaq Presario CQ62-410US

Hewlett-Packard’s Compaq Presario CQ62-410US is a full-featured notebook computer with an entry-level price. It’s geared toward general productivity and entertainment. Settling on an entry-level system doesn’t mean you have to compromise on screen size, as the CQ62-410US features a 15.6-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That means you can enjoy 720p HD video in all its glory at its native resolution. The display is driven by an integrated Intel GMA 4500M graphics adapter.

The Compaq Presario CQ62-410US is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900 processor and 2GB of memory. Storage space is provided by a 250GB, 7200 rpm SATA hard drive, and a SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe can spin all your discs and label them too. Other features include three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output, 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. The notebook’s six-cell battery provides up to 4 hours and 30 minutes of run time. Finished in a fingerprint-resistant matte black embossed-with-a-prism pattern, the notebook is 14.72 inches wide by 1.44 inches high by 9.7 deep and it weighs 5.5 pounds. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Pavilion dm3-3110us

If you’re looking for a lightweight notebook computer that’s easy to tote, Hewlett-Packard has you covered with its Pavilion dm3-3110us. The Pavilion dm3-3110us is a 13.3-inch notebook computer that weighs less than 4 pounds. The LED backlit widescreen display has a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and it’s driven by an Intel GMA HD graphics adapter. An HDMI port allows for HDTV connectivity.

The Pavilion dm3-3110us is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor and 4GB of memory. Ample storage is provided by a capacious and speedy 500GB, 7200 rpm SATA hard drive. Other features include three USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, VGA out, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a webcam, Bluetooth and a memory-card reader. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

The Pavilion dm3-3110us commands attention with its sharp looking metal-alloy chassis and a soft-touch coating that makes the notebook easy to grip and carry. The compact chassis is just 12.83 inches wide by 1.26 inches high by 9.15 inches deep. Because this notebook is so small, there’s no room for an optical drive; you will have to use an external optical drive if you need one. Housed within the chassis is a six-cell battery that provides up to 7.5 hours of run time per charge. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Pavilion dm4-1277sb

Some folks just can’t get by without a built-in optical drive, but still want a notebook computer that’s easy to pack and carry. For those individuals, the Pavilion dm4-1277sb is an ideal choice. The Pavilion dm4-1277sb features a 14-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a SuperMulti DVD burner, yet it weighs less than 4.5 pounds. The display is driven by an Intel GMA HD graphics adapter.

The Pavilion dm4-1277sb is powered by a dual-core 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460M processor, which can be over-clocked to 2.8 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost technology. The system also features 4GB of memory, a 500GB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VGA and HDMI outputs, three USB ports, an eSATA port, an integrated fingerprint reader, a webcam, a memory card reader, Altec Lansing speakers and a multi-touch touchpad. A six-cell battery provides up to 6.25 hours of run time. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

The Pavilion dm4-1277sb supports Intel's Wireless Display, or WiDi technology, which lets you stream photos, videos and other PC content wirelessly to an HDTV. Note that WiDi connectivity requires Netgear’s optional Push2TV accessory. The notebook features an integrated mobile broadband adapter so you can connect to the Internet anywhere cell phone coverage is available; you have to find a service provider and sign a service contract to make this work. The Pavilion dm4-1277sb has a brushed-aluminum finish and it measures 13.42 inches wide by 1.27 inches high by 8.98 inches deep and it comes with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) installed.

Pavilion dv6 Series

Hewlett-Packard’s Pavilion dv6 series is a group of notebooks that each has a sleek aluminum chassis and a 15.6-inch LED-backlit screen with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Aside from color, the dv6 notebooks are visually the same. They are all 14.88 inches wide by 1.37 inches high by 9.65 inches deep and weigh about 5.5 pounds. They all feature an oversized click pad that supports multi-touch gestures. And they all run a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. But they have slightly different configurations of processor type, graphics accelerator and other components.

Finished in a champagne color, the Pavilion dv6-3210us is powered by a 3 GHz AMD Phenon II Dual-Core N660 processor and 4GB of memory. The system also features a 500GB, 5400 rpm SATA hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe, four USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, VGA out, HDMI out, a memory card reader, gigabit Ethernet, a webcam, Altec Lansing speakers and a multi-touch touch pad. The display is driven by an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics adapter with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM. A six-cell battery provides up to 4.75 hours of run time per charge.

The Pavilion dv6-3230us has an aluminum “argento” (silver) finish with an etched-stream design. It’s powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-370M processor, and its Intel GMA HD graphics accelerator supports Intel’s WiDi technology. It also features Bluetooth technology and a fingerprint reader, and its six-cell battery provides up to 5 hours and 15 minutes of run time. All other specifications are the same as the Pavilion dv6-3210us.

Also featuring an aluminum “argento” finish with an etched-stream design, the Pavilion dv6-3250us features a powerful 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor and the Intel GMA HD graphics accelerator, which supports WiDi. The Core i5-480M processor can be over-clocked to 2.93 GHz via Intel Turbo Boost technology. The Pavilion dv6-3250us also features a larger 750GB, 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and a fingerprint reader. Its six-cell battery will provide up to 5.5 hours of run time. All other specifications are the same as the Pavilion dv6-3210us.

Pavilion dv7 Series

Hewlett-Packard’s dv7 series of notebooks has the same design as the dv6 series, except that the screen size is bumped up to 17.3 inches with a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. The dv7 notebooks are 16.35 inches wide by 1.46 inches high by 10.8 inches deep and they weigh about 7 pounds. They all have an aluminum “argento” finish with an etched-stream design. They all feature gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, four USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, VGA and HDMI outputs, a memory card reader, a webcam and microphone, an oversized click pad that supports multi-touch gestures, and a fingerprint reader. They all run a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. But they have different processors, graphics accelerators, amounts of memory and other features that vary from model to model.

The Pavilion dv7-4270us is powered by a 1.8 GHz AMD Phenom II quad-core P960 processor and 4GB of memory. It has a 640GB, 5400 rpm SATA hard drive, a Blu-ray ROM drive with LightScribe DVD burning and AMD Radeon HD 6370 graphics accelerator with 512MB of memory. Its nine-cell battery will provide up to 7 hours of run time.

The Pavilion dv7-4280us is powered by a dual-core 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor and 6GB of memory. The processor can be over-clocked to 2.93GHz via Intel Turbo Boost technology. The system also features a 750GB hard drive and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550 graphics accelerator with 1GB of memory. Its nine-cell battery will provide up to 7.75 hours of run time. All other specifications are the same as the Pavilion dv7-4270us.

The Pavilion dv7-4290us is the most powerful of the dv7 series notebooks with its 2 GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor and 6GB of memory. The processor can be over-clocked to 2.9 GHz via Intel Turbo Boost technology. The notebook also includes a huge 1TB, 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6570 graphics accelerator, and it supports Intel’s WiDi technology. The power-hungry Core i7 processor drops the battery life down to a maximum of five hours of run time, but that’s reality. All other specifications are the same as the Pavilion dv7-4270us.

ENVY 14-1260SE Beats Edition

Hewlett-Packard’s ENVY 14-1260SE Beats Edition notebook computer is geared toward multimedia production and enjoyment. It’s a 14.5-inch notebook with a black brushed-aluminum housing, all gussied up with the Beats Audio logo. It also features soft black surfaces throughout, which not only feels extremely comfortable, but also aids in providing a sure-handed grip.
It makes sense that a Beats Edition notebook computer would feature a Beats audio system tuned to produce the best sound possible. A Beats Audio Console lets you customize audio mixes with a powerful equalizer. The system is bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8, so you can also edit photos and video.

The ENVY 14-1260SE has a 14.5-inch display with a 1366 x 768 native resolution. The display is driven by an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics accelerator with 1GB of memory. The system itself is powered by a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor, which can be over-clocked to 2.93 GHz. It also features 6GB of RAM, a 750GB, 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, DisplayPort and HDMI outputs, a memory card reader and a webcam. The system is 14 inches wide by 1.18 inches high by 9.33 inches deep and it weighs 5.7 pounds. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

G42-410US


Hewlett-Packard’s G42-410US is a budget priced yet full-featured notebook computer that can devour any workload you feed it. The notebook has a matte-black finish with a fingerprint-resistant textured pattern. It has a 14-inch screen with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, driven by an integrated Intel GMA HD graphics accelerator.

The G42-410US is powered by a 2.13 GHz dual-core Intel Pentium P6200 processor and 4GB of RAM. Drives include a 320GB, 7200 rpm SATA hard drive and SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe. Other features include 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI outputs, a memory card reader, a webcam and microphone. A six-cell battery will provide up to 4.5 hours of run time per charge. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system. The notebook is 13.46 inches wide by 1.43 inches high by 9 inches wide and it weighs about 5 pounds.