New HP Pavilion dv6-7000 Hands-on Video, April 9th Release Confirmed

A couple of weeks ago we found out about the new HP Pavilion dv6-7000 series with Intel Ivy Bridge would be coming soon.  Thanks to Notebook Italia we now have real pictures and video of the HP dv6-7000 in the flesh.  An HP product manager in Italy gave a tour of the Pavilion dv6-7000 to the site and now we know exactly how this laptop looks:

HP Pavilion dv6-7000 Hands on

As originally detailed, the finish of the 2012 version of the Pavilion dv6 is all black on the lid and also the keyboard area,  there’s a red Beats logo on the top right side of the keyboard as a design accent.

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HP Pavilion dv6-7000 keyboard

HP isn’t messing around in terms of beefing up the speakers.  They have four speakers on the top side of the dv6-7000 and a subwoofer on the bottom for extra bass.  The headphone port is also shielded to prevent interference, so you can use an expensive pair of headphones to get an even better audio experience.

As expected the HP representative confirmed that Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors would be on board the dv6-7000.  It was also confirmed that the graphics card for the base configuration will be the new Nvidia GT 630M.  Although that’s not exactly a high-end performance card, there should be other options to configure.  Storage offered will be up to 1TB using a regular hard disk and memory can be configured up to 8GB with 1600MHz of speed.

Ports included are HDMI, USB 3.0, a media card reader, VGA out and Ethernet.  There will be a 1.3MP web camera integrated into the screen along with a microphone.  One factoid also revealed is that users will be able to remove the bottom panel of the laptop to access the hard drive and other slots without the use of tools.  This is a carry over from the functionality on the current HP ENVY series.  It’s nice to be able to easily make upgrades, and HP is helping out the end user by eliminating the need to remove screws or keyboards to replace and upgrade parts.

According to the HP representative in Italy the U.S. should see these laptops show up to order next week on either April 8th or 9th via HP.com.  Europe meanwhile will have to wait until the beginning of May.

Source: Notebook Italia

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4 Responses to New HP Pavilion dv6-7000 Hands-on Video, April 9th Release Confirmed

  1. Derek April 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Where are the new laptops? It’s April 10, still no now laptops in the HP store.

    • Andrew Baxter April 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Good question, it sounds like they’re delayed until April 23rd based on what I’ve heard as that’s when Intel will announce Ivy Bridge.

  2. Derek April 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Okay. Thanks.

  3. Sergio April 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Why nvidia geforce gt 630M if current amd radeon hd 7690m is way better??

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