It’s big, it’s got an integrated subwoofer, and it comes with genuine Windows & Home Premium. The Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC from HP is all about home entertainment at high quality. With an expansive 18.4-inch screen, it’s pushing into the desktop replacement category and with high-definition, an ultra-widescreen display and a built-in TV tuner it looks like it’s also trying to replace your TV. Oh and there’s a blu-ray disk reader as well.
The HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC also comes with the world’s first and only green battery. This Eco Battery can sustain over 1,000 recharges and delivers like-new performance for three years. That means fewer batteries end up in landfills! Design and style wise, the HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC is stunningly crafted with the chic HP Espresso Imprint pattern. The sophisticated design extends to the notebook interior with an expansive BrightView infinity display.
And yes it does have the brains to power all the entertainment challenges. The Pavilion dv8 runs on an Intel Core i7 processor and comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M graphics card with 1GB video RAM, plus the 640GB hard drive, more than enough power for even the most demanding entertainment needs. It also supports WiFi 802.11a/g and Bluetooth connectivity. At a glance, other features include 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards, 4 USB 2.0 (4th shared with eSATA port), 1 HDMI connector, 1 eSata + USB connector, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, expansion port, 2 headphones-out, 1 mic-in, 1 IEEE 1394, remote control infrared port, cable docking connector, 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34), HP Pavilion Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone, HP Mobile ScrollSmart Remote Control, and Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Home Theater.
In addition to the new dv8, HP also announced several updates to its current HP Pavilion dv6 and HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment Laptop PCs. Both the mid-size 15.6- inch dv6 and the larger 17.3-inch dv7 will offer users the choice of either the new Intel Core i7 processor or the latest AMD Turion II ultra Dual Core processor. Furthermore, NVIDIA graphics and DDR3 SDRAM will be available on select dv6 and dv7 models.
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