Hewlett-Packard (HP) Malaysia recently unveiled three new notebooks — the HP Pavilion dv3, HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam edition and Compaq Presario CQ42.
The Pavilion dv3 represents HP’s answer for those who want a sleek and powerful notebook that’s entertainment-focused.
The 13.3in notebook comes with Altec Lansing speakers and is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and packs 640GB of hard disk storage.
It has switchable graphics that automatically alternates between the integrated Intel HD graphics and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5450 discrete graphics card depending on the tasks at hand.
HP claims the notebook can last up to 5.5 hours. Other features include integrated WiFi plus HDMI, VGA and e-Sata connectivity.
If fashion means everything for you, the elegant HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam edition will suit you quite nicely.
Featuring a butterfly pattern design, the Mini 210 marks the second collaboration between HP and the fashion designer.
It measures just 1in thick and weighs 1.2kg. For performance it comes with an Intel Atom N450 (1.66GHz) processor, 2GB of memory and holds a large 320GB hard drive.
The notebook features a 10.1in display while users can experience enhanced music performance using the Beats Audio sound software designed by rapper/producer Dr Dre.
Last but not least, the Compaq Presario CQ42 is targeted at entry-level users and offers a balance between performance and mobility.
It is available in two colours, Polished Biscotti or Matte Black, and has a 14in display with built-in Altec Lansing speakers.
The Presario CQ42 is configurable with a range of Intel Pentium, Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, giving user’s choice on the type of performance they require. It comes with a 500GB hard drive and built-in 5-in-1 card reader.
In terms of graphics, users can pick between an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 or ATI Mobility discrete graphics card.
The prices of the Pavilion dv3, Mini 210 Vivienne Tam edition and Presario CQ42 start at RM4,099, RM1,599 and RM1,799 respectively.