Pavilion dv6t Select Edition Overview

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Hewlett-Packard has released the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition entertainment laptop.

The main differences between the dv6t Select Edition and new standard dv6t is that the SE has a touchscreen display option, quad-core processor choice, and a different case finish.

The Pavilion dv6t Select Edition features the Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU, up to the quad-core i7-820QM, a switchable graphics solution combining the Intel HD integrated and ATI Radeon HD5470 512MB or HD5650 1GB dedicated GPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 640GB of hard disk space or a 160GB solid state drive, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive. Configurations with quad-core CPUs come with the ATI Radeon HD5650 1GB GPU only.

The notebook’s HD LED-backlit Brightview display has a resolution of 1366×768-pixles. The touch-screen option supports multi-touch gestures and is accompanied by HP TouchSmart applications.

HP’s dv6t SE also includes a web camera with microphone, an island-style keyboard, Altec Lansing stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, optional Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports (fourth shared with eSATA), a 5-in-1 media card reader, VGA and HDMI outputs and optional fingerprint reader.

The 5.5-pound notebook has a brushed aluminum chassis with “stream argento” texture and comes with a standard 6-cell battery for up to 5 hours of run time or optional 9-cell battery which provides up to 7.75 hours.

The Pavilion dv6t Select Edition runs Windows 7 OS is available via HP’s online store for a starting price of $749.99.

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HP Compaq Presario CQ61Z

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HP Compaq Presario CQ61Z

The HP Compaq Presario CQ61Z is a recently released 15.6-inch series laptop, advertised as a classic style notebook for easy everyday computing.

The Compaq Presario CQ61Z comes with the AMD Sempron single core M100 or AMD dual core CPUs (M300, M320, M500 or M520), the ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and a DVD burner or optional Blu-ray combo drive.

Its 15.6″ display has a resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels and optional LED backlight.

HP’s new notebook also includes an optionally built-in web camera, stereo speakers, a VGA output and optional HDMI, wireless LAN and Ethernet LAN connections, optional Bluetooth, three USB ports, and a 5-in-1 media card reader.

The CQ61z weighs 5.9 pounds with its standard 6-cell battery and runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS.

The laptop starts at $399 at HP.com.

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AMD ATI Mobility Raden Graphic Card

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AMD today unveiled the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830, the world’s first graphics processors based on 40nm technology that enables higher energy efficiency.

The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and 4830 feature 3D engines derived from the ATI Radeon HD 4800 desktop GPU series with support for DirectX 10.1. In addition, the Mobility Radeon HD 4860 supports GDDR5 memory with “nearly twice” the memory bandwidth of GDDR3.

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The new mobile graphics cards include the second generation AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD) chips for full 1080p HD video playback, and advanced power-saving ATI technologies: PowerPlay, PowerXpress, and Switchable Graphics.

The first notebooks with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and 4830 are expected to hit the market in Q2 2009.

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