HP joins Team AMD for release of more than a dozen notebooks
May 18, 2010
HP has boosted its range of laptops quite substantially with its largest single introduction of AMD-powered notebook PCs to date. Fourteen new machines are on offer in total, pitched towards both business customers and home users.
HP has managed to improve battery life by up to 24 percent on these new releases. The most significant example of this is its thin and light HP Pavillion dm3, which should have enough juice to run for up to seven hours. Weighing in at only 4.2 pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, this looks like a good option for those who need a reliable and lightweight model on the go.
Meanwhile for business bods, HP is highlighting its HP ProBook 4425s as its flagship model. Despite featuring a brushed-aluminum metal case and a 14-inch diagonal HD display, this device weighs in at just 4.71 pounds.
All of the models in HP’s 2010 notebook range include updated AMD multicore processors. Among the new brood is a set of Phenom II Dual-Core N620 systems promising to offer users up to 69 per cent faster performance than previous models. Business customers are also given the opportunity to tailor their new HP ProBook s-series, b-series or HP or Compaq notebooks with alternative AMD Turion II, AMD Athlon or AMD V-Series processors.
The set of forthcoming HP notebooks are as follows:
- The HP Pavillion notebook PCs: dm1, dm3, dv5, dv6 and dv7
- HP ProBook notebook PCs: 4425s, 4325s, 4525s, 6455b and 6555b
- HP notebook PCs: 425 and 625
- Compaq notebook PCs: CQ42/G42 and GQ62/G62