HP Fall Line-up Announced: Dual-Core Netbook Included

HP Wireless TV Connect, group

HP has introduced its fall line-up that introduces five notebooks and the new HP Wireless TV Connect unit for wirelessly connecting a notebook to HD televisions. The notebooks include two new Envy models (one with 3-D), the Pavilion dm3, and two new netbooks. The netbooks include the Mini 5103, HP’s first model with a dual-core Atom processor.

The HP Envy line gets the first 3-D model: the Envy 17 3D. This thin notebook utilizes a 17.3-inch 120 Hz display that combine with special “no setup” 3-D glasses to bring 3-D to any location. This powerhouse is configurable with up to 2 terabytes of storage, quad-core Core i7 processors and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics. HP indicates that pricing for the Envy with 3-D is “to be determined” and it won’t be shipping until after the holiday season later this year.

The Envy 14 Beats Edition is aimed at the audiophile as it incorporates the Beats technology developed for HP by Dr. Dre. This notebook has a 6.5-hour battery life with 13 hours available via the optional extended battery. The Envy 14 Beats Edition will be available this fall starting at $1249, including Beats headphones.

HP has incorporated its CoolSense technology in the Pavilion dm3 to handle heat dissipation in this thin notebook. It has a 13.3-inch screen and gets a claimed 7.5 hours on a single battery charge. It is available today starting at $549.99, and has an optional backlit keyboard.

The Mini 210 is a refreshed consumer netbook that adds several colors to the existing line. HP is also offering options of a dual-core processor, a video accelerator and integrated GPS for those wanting improved performance over the standard Atom processor. The 210 will start at $329.99, available today.

The Mini 5103 takes HP’s top-of-the-line netbook and adds the Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor as standard equipment. Also new is the 10.1-inch touchscreen, available in either standard or optional HD resolutions. Pricing starts at $399.99 with availability on Sept. 17.

The HP Wireless TV Connect allows wireless streaming of 1080p video to televisions anywhere in the room. There’s a USB adapter for plugging into the notebook and a TV adapter that connects via HDMI. HP claims streaming video experiences no lag, no matter the resolution. It will be available in late October starting at $199.

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