Remember "thin and light?" The idea almost seems like a 2009 concept nowadays, as many manufacturers seem to be shifting back to more old-fashioned mainstream machines that emphasize optical drives over system weight. The newly announced lineup of HP Pavilion laptops, covering a wide range of models, was notable for not offering anything slimmer than the Pavilion dm3 a sleek thin notebook we reviewed and liked quite a bit. That system had no optical drive, but the new HP Pavilion dm4 adds one back in despite being under an inch thin. An etched metal chassis and new wider … Read more
Resellers are beginning to show a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion laptop with Intel's more powerful mobile Core i5 processor, which will debut at the Consumer Electronics show on Thursday along with its lower-end sibling, the Core i3.
The 15.6-inch HP Pavilion dv6-2170us comes with a 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-430M processor that is advertised as automatically overclocking to 2.53GHz via Intel's Turbo boost technology. This feat is not possible with laptops packing the Core i3 chip, which doesn't feature Turbo Boost.
Prices of the new HP laptop typically range from $900 to $920 at resellers.
Intel will … Read more