HP launching two Pavilion laptops, and one Firebird desktop


HP has announced a couple of new notebook PCs in its Pavilion range, and a successor to its high-end Blackbird desktop – the Firebird. Let’s take a look at the notebooks first.

They’re named Pavilion dv2 and Pavilion dv3. The dv2 is a slim-and-light machine, with 3.8 pound weight, and thickness of just one inch. The full specs aren’t available, but it’ll include an AMD Athlon processor, 12″ display, “nearly” full-size keyboard, discrete graphics and up to 500GB of hard disc space. There’s an optional external Blu-ray drive, too.

HP adds dv4, dv5 and dv7 notebooks to Pavilion range, the former with integrated 3G


We didn’t get any new MacBooks this week, however HP has announced plans to add three new consumer notebooks to its Pavilion range – the dv4 (measuring 14.1″), dv5 (measuring 15.4″), and dv7 (17″) which are all pictured above.

The three models all feature AMD or Intel Centrino 2 processors, plus high-speed eSATA interfaces. Most notable however, is the dv4 which has integrated WWAN for 3G internet connectivity, the first consumer laptop to do so, with the HDD starting at 120GB. Coated in a “sleek, liquid-metallic Mesh Imprint finish” with “magical chrome” touch controls, you can choose to add Blu-ray optical drives, TV…