HP just announced one of the biggest Pavilion notebook refreshes we have seen recently bringing about significant changes to this extremely popular notebook line. The refreshed HP Pavilion dv5 reflects the trend in the Pavilion line which was conceived around the acronym MUSE, which stands for Materials, Usability, Sensory Appeal and Experiences. These new enhancements to the computing experience are backed up with new processor choices and premium sound options from Sony and Altec Lansing to round out a budget friendly entertainment notebook.
In addition to the updated design and usability enhancements on the new HP Pavilion dv5, will be available with your choice of an Intel Core i5 processor or an AMD processor that is part of the AMD VISION or VISION PRO family.
HP has sent the plastic to the recycling bin this year and is putting a warm brushed aluminum finish on the HP Pavilion dv5 that has an etched finish that you can see and feel. HP has carried the use of aluminum over to the palmrest and up to the hinges where it provides a sturdy connection. HP has also made the HP logo in the lower corner backlit to match the upscale look of the brushed aluminum.
When it comes to the touchpad, HP has worked with Synaptics to bring out new drivers that support multi-touch and provide enhanced usability. In keeping with the refreshed trackpad and focus on usability the Pavilion dv5 also has a new island style keyboard that is shared across the refreshed pavilion line. This new keyboard rests on a brushed aluminum deck and is spaced out to provide users with a much more enjoyable and productive typing experience. The keyboard also has a dedicated F-Row which gives users one touch access to the function keys for volume, brightness, projector selection and more. This dedicated row will be appreciated by many users who are sick of looking for the right light blue icon to perform common tasks.
If you are one for details you’ll enjoy several other aspects of the refreshed dv5 including the diamond cut keyboard and trackpad edges, included artist designed backgrounds included with the notebook and the Dolby Advanced Audio and Altec Lansing speakers.
The HP Pavilion dv5 also includes an HP TrueVision Webcam for better performance in low light situations and HP QuickWeb, which will give users access to the Web without booting up Windows.
The HP Pavilion dv5 has a 14.5″ screen, weighs 5.2 pounds, can be configured with up to 1 TB of storage and is available in black, red, and champagne. The HP dv5 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 dv5 starting at $649 on May 19th from HP Direct.
More details on processor options and detailed specs will be coming soon.