Midmarket: HP Pavilion Laptops Boast Killer Sound System, $500 Starting Price
Sick of the tinny sound associated with laptop speakers? Hewlett-Packard is looking to challenge users' expectations of notebook sound quality with its refreshed line of Pavilion notebooks, some of which boast HP's Beats Audio technology, created by Beats by Dr. Dre co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Apart from optimized sound, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 feature USB 3.0 and on-board quad speakers (the dv7 features a subwoofer for additional depth and power), as well as CoolSense technology, which automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer's personal preferences. The dv6 and dv7 also include HP SimplePass, which provides enhanced security for access to online accounts and passwords with the swipe of a finger. The HP Pavilion g-series line, which aims for budget-conscious consumers, starts at less than $500. It offers a high-definition BrightView display with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Audio technology. These notebooks are available in three screen sizes and a variety of eye-catching colors. All the Pavilion notebooks build on HP's MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience) design philosophy.