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HP to introduce Ivy Bridge equipped laptops soon
Contrary to the speculations that the next-generation Ivy Bridge processors from Intel will be delayed till June, it is anticipated that we could be getting them soon in April 2012 itself embedded in two series of HP Pavilion brand laptops – g-series and dv-series.
Various media reports indicate the HP will be launching the updated versions of its Pavilion-branded consumer laptops in the next week. Designed with a mix of metal and plastic, these laptops are expected to come equipped with Ivy Bridge processors that are much better in performance and power efficiencythan the current Sandy Bridge version.
According to CNET, the HP Pavilion g-series, which includes the 14-inch g4 and the 15.6-inch g6 laptops, is targeted at the mainstream users and will feature a ‘bowl-shaped keyboard and textured touchpad’. There will be three colors available for the consumers to choose from – black, blue, and red. Prices are anticipated to be U.S. $499 and U.S. $529 for the g4- and g6-based models, respectively.
The Pavilion dv-series will be available in three sizes – the 14-inch dv4, the 15.6-inch dv6, and the 17.3-inch dv7. All these models will have a tapered chassis design and a soft-touch base. In addition to this, Beats Audio will also be included in the dv-series models. This will be further enhanced by the presence of a speaker bar just below the display. The three models are expected to start from U.S. $699, U.S. $749, and U.S. $849, respectively.