HP’s revamped its Pavilion line, moving entirely away from glossy plastic finishes in favor of a more premium metallic lineup. HP also introduced a pair of new Envy notebooks. We caught up with Stacy Wolff, HP’s director of notebook design to chat about the new look. He explained why HP decided to switch things up with its most popular notebook line.
For the past several years, HP has featured a range of designs imprinted in plastic. The imprint designs were an HP exclusive under a licensing agreement, but competitors soon followed the trend with their own similar designs. The metallic design sets the new Pavilion notebooks apart from other popular notebooks in the moderate price range found at retail.
The TouchSmart tm2 and the HP Mini netbooks will be the only HP mobile devices without the new metallic look. Even the affordable Compaq retail notebooks will be getting a faux metal treatment.
To learn more about HP’s new Pavilion, Envy and business notebooks, check out the following articles:
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