HP Pavilion dv6 & dv7 Release and Price: High-end features

Yesterday we gave you some news on the new HP TouchSmart 610 and TouchSmart 9300 Elite, two seriously flexible all-in-one PCs with really innovative design features. Today we have news of two more new products from HP this time the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 laptops.

These upcoming laptops have some high-end ENVY-type features such as the sleek casings and Beats Audio, quad-speakers and USB 3.0, according to Matthew Chung over on Ubergizmo. The dv6 has a 15.6-inch screen while the dv7 has a 17.3-inch screen and they feature the Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors with optional AMD Radeon 6000 graphics.

They will also both have Blu-ray drives with and the dv6 has up to 1 terabyte of storage and the dv7 has up to 2 terabytes. We have also just spotted more information from Joanna Stern of Engadget, which gives a release date in March, and starting prices of $750 for the dv6 and $1,000 for the dv7, which seems pretty reasonable to us considering what you’ll get for your money. You can also see the official press release at Engadget, which merely lists a release for spring and no pricing, but we suspect Engaget has reliable sources!

What are your thoughts on the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7? Will you be heading out in March to snap one up? Let us know by sending us your comments please.

  • Kristie

    I hope the new dv6 will have lightscribe and backlit keyboard. I just bought the current dv6 and I'm returning it now and I'll wait for this. My current dv6 has a horrible touchpad and speakers are terrible (not loud enough).

  • SImon

    I hope dv7 has 1920×1080 HD resolution

  • Tommy

    i'm def. getting a dv6 or dv7. I saw it just yesterday and the new touchpad is really great! The overall quality is really great – I was thinking about getting an envy 17, but i might go for a dv6 and a dock + monitor (the 2711x (27") looks awesome!!)

    about resolution i dont think the dv7 will get full HD only 1600×900 (only HD for envys) but the eye cant see the difference between 1600×900 and 1080p untill you hit a 40inch anyway…(which is why I might go for a dv6 instead of envy 17) – however the envy monitor is better plus you get the 2y warranty and better support.

    As you've might quessed im in doubt whether to get the envy or dv6 / dv7