HP unveils hamper of Ivy Bridge notebooks
Pavilions pack punches
HP has revealed a host of Intel Ivy Bridge notebooks with a potential release mooted for next month.
While still unsure of exact dates for when Intel plans to formally roll out its newest processor, three of the four HP laptops just announced are set to hit shelves with it.
The 14in dv4 and 15.6in dv6 feature a screen res of 1366 x 768 and boast 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM CPUs with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics and Beats audio. There's up to 8GB of memory and up to 2TB and 4TB of storage, respectively.
The 17.3in dv7 takes things up a notch to a resolution of 1920 x 1080, with a 2.6GHz Core i7-3720QM processor and a GeForce GT 650M GPU. Again there's up to 8GB of memory and 2TB of storage.
Meanwhile, the Sandy Bridge g-series arrives with the choice of several processors such as the Core i3-2350M and Core i5-2450M. These come with a 14in, 1366 x 768 display apiece and up to 8GB of memory.
Exact availability and pricing has yet to be officially revealed, although a press release that leaked last week shows them all hit stores at the end of April. It also says the dv6 and dv7 will start at £599, while prices for the g-series begin at £399.
Check out the series of promotional videos below for each laptop, if you can put up with the painful dubstep backing music. ®
""""14in dv4 and 15.6in dv6 feature a screen res of 1366 x 768"
That's where I stopped reading. """
Exactly. I had 1280x768 in 10.6 inches in 2004, and 1366x768 in 8.9 inches in 2008. Where have all the reasonable DPI screens in laptops gone? (Yes, I know the netbook fling is to blame.)
Even desktop LCDs are only just starting to catch up to CRT DPI - I had ~110 DPI in 2001, and the new 27" 2560x1440 screens have just caught up to that (30" LCDs are about 110DPI.) My current monitors will do 120 DPI, which comes out to 2560x1600 in 25", or 2560x1440 in 24.5" - those would be some nice LCDs.
Now don't get me started on chicklet keyboards...
Hows about you pass the comments in this thread to whoever gave you the press release, and then tell us what they said.
People have been downvoted in this commentshed for complaining about low resolution screens.
I suspect that such downvoting may be some sort of sockpuppet for HP. You might spend a jolly half hour investigating my paranoia.
For what it is worth, I'd point out that my new TomTom has a higher pixel density than these worthless doorstops.
The dv7 has "Aerodynamic Styling"?
What the hell for? Improved defenestration performance?