HP announces new HP Pavilion dv6 models with Touch and AMD processor options

As part of a refresh to the entire HP Pavilion line HP is updating the popular HP Pavilion dv6 notebook with new designs and features which reflect the MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experiences) philosophy that is behind the spring refresh of many HP notebooks.

HP Has updated the popular Pavilion dv6 laptop with new processor options, Beats Audio and a new metal finish.

In addition to the design elements, HP has added an optional touchscreen to the HP dv6, which is a first for its entertainment series notebooks in the U.S. The touchscreen will be complemented with the same HP TouchSmart software that is pre-installed in the popular HP TouchSmart tm2 convertible tablet.

The HP dv6 can be customized with high performance quad-core processors from Intel or AMD for peak performance and can be combined with powerful discrete graphics choices.

Like the other HP Pavilion notebooks, the HP Pavilion dv6 ditches plastic in favor of an aluminum construction that extends from the brushed and textured lid down to the palmrest and keyboard tray. This new move to aluminum is complemented by more user friendly multi-touch trackpads with updated drivers from Synaptics and an enticing island style keyboard. In addition to providing space between the keys for a better typing experience the HP Pavilion dv6 has a dedicated F-row for one touch access to volume, brightness, projector selection and more.

If you are one for details, you’ll enjoy several other aspects of the new HP Pavilion dv6 including the diamond cut keyboard and trackpad edges, included artist-designed desktop background, Dolby Advanced Audio and the Altec Lansing speakers.

The HP Pavilion dv6 also includes an HP TrueVision Webcam for better performance in low light situations. HP QuickWeb, a program which gives users access to the Web without booting up Windows, comes standard on the dv6.

The fingerprint reader built into the brushed aluminum HP dv6 uses the new HP SimplePass technology to allow users to log onto nearly any secure website, such as Gmail or Facebook, with the swipe of a finger. This will be especially helpful for users who have created a strong password and have trouble remembering them.

The HP Pavilion dv6 has a 15.6″ screen, can be configured with up to 1 TB of storage and is available in brushed aluminum, black, red, and champagne. The HP dv6 comes standard with an HDMI port, eSATA/USB combo port and VGA out and can be configured with a Blu-Ray drive. You can purchase the new HP Pavilion dv6 starting at $529 for an AMD powered model or $649 for an Intel model on May 19th from HP Direct.

Detailed specs and more information will be coming soon.