HP dv2000 and Compaq v3000 14.1-inch Screen Notebooks Announced (pics, specs) – Updated

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HP is releasing two new consumer notebooks: the Compaq Presario v3000 and HP Pavilion dv2000.  Both can be configured with either an Intel Core Duo processor or AMD Turion X2 64-bit dual core processor.  Pricing for these notebooks will start at about $1,049.

HP Pavilion dv2000 Entertainment Notebook PC


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Featuring a new and unique design, the HP Pavilion dv2000 Series Entertainment Notebook PC takes the convergence of mobile computing performance and digital entertainment to the next level. With HP’s Imprint finish, the dv2000 incorporates an advanced molding technique produced using Nissha Film Products. The new, stylish exterior, gives the dv2000 a sophisticated design that uses a subtle weave pattern integrated into a polished metallic and piano black high-gloss finish.

With HP QuickPlay 2.1 on a high-definition 14.1-inch widescreen display with optional BrightView technology, the dv2000 allows consumers wherever they are to watch DVDs without booting up.

The dv2000 will replace the currently offered dv1000.  The dv2000 will be available with the new Intel Core Duo processor and soon to be released AMD Turion X2 dual core 64-bit processor.

Following are some key features of the dv2000:

  • Smoothly multi-task with Intel’s dual-core mobile processor and the upcoming AMD dual-core processor. The dv2000 will soon offer HP customers the first opportunity to experience AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology
  • New touch-technology buttons enable users to launch media applications and control volume and mute functions with the touch or swipe of a finger. The latch-free notebook also features subtle, back-lit LED indicator lights to enhance its sleek and sophisticated design.
  • The dv2000′s optional integrated HP Pavilion Webcam and dual omni-directional microphones make video-conferencing simple and enjoyable; the experience is enhanced by the crisp and clear 14.1-inch optional, high-definition BrightView widescreen LCD display.
  • The dv2000 features the latest version of HP QuickPlay 2.1, which, in addition to playing DVD or MP3 files without booting up, now provides full-time access to personal photo and video collections through an intuitive widescreen menu or dedicated media buttons.
  • Control the dv2000 from up to 10 feet away with the optional HP Mobile Remote Control stored in the ExpressCard slot. Select models include a 5-in-1 digital media reader and up to three USB 2.0 ports to support the latest in consumer devices, files and digital media.
  • Easily connect the dv2000 to peripherals via the expansion port to the HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base for a true desktop experience.
  • The dv2000 is available with integrated LightScribe DVD R/RW SuperMulti drive with double-layer support for silkscreen-quality, laser-etched CDs and DVDs.


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HP Pavilion dv2000 Specs:

  • Available with mobile Intel or AMD processors, including Intel Centrino Duo, Intel Core Duo, Mobile AMD Sempron or the upcoming AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile processor
  • Optional NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 discrete graphics with Intel, and standard NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics and NVIDIA nForce Go 430 chipset with AMD processors
  • Integrated wireless support for 802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN and Bluetooth technologies on select models
  • 5-in-1 media card reader on select models
  • Up to three USB 2.0 ports on select models
  • Large hard drive up to 120GB on select models
  • ExpressCard/54 Slot
  • 6-cell standard and 12-cell battery available for additional battery life
  • Powerful but portable: As thin as 1 inch with a weight starting at 5.3 pounds
  • Two omni-directional microphones on select models
  • Optional dual stereo headphone jacks — one with high-definition audio support (S/PDIF capable)
  • Altec-Lansing speakers
  • Estimated U.S. street price starting as low as $1099, $999 after a $50 mail-in rebate. All notebook pricing is before a $50 rebate, depending on the configuration ordered. Intel based systems are expected to be available for purchase in May direct from www.hpshopping.com, or by calling +1 888 999 4747 and select retail outlets nationwide.  AMD based systems are expected be available in the first half of 2006 from the same outlets.

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Compaq Presario V3000 Series Notebook PC


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The v3000 will replace the current v2000 notebook and refreshes the 14.1-inch line with a good looking industrial design.  The v3000 will offer the new Intel Core Duo processor and also the upcoming AMD Turion X2 dual core 64-bit processor once it becomes available in June. 

The 14.1-inch widescreen LCD is available with the BrightView glossy screen look.  HP QuickPlay technology is also incorporated into the V3000 for instant playback of movies, music and images without having to boot to Windows. 

Following are some key features of the V3000:

  • The V3000 is cloaked with HP’s Imprint finish which incorporates an advanced molding technique produced using Nissha Film Products.  The V3000′s unique high-gloss, brushed pattern design incorporates a UV hard-coat finish for enhanced durability.  A roomy keyboard with smooth, rounded keys keep style and comfort at the consumer’s fingertips.
  • Configurable with the Intel Centrino Duo mobile processor or AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile processors
  • New touch-technology buttons enable users to launch media applications and control volume and mute functions. The latch-free notebook also features colorful LED indicator lights that further enhance the sleek and sophisticated design.
  • HP QuickPlay 2.1 allows users to watch DVD movies, listen to music and browse pictures without booting up. Consumers can easily switch between movies, music and pictures with a slick, widescreen interface in the HP QuickPlay 2.1 application or with the dedicated media buttons
  • Built-in Altec Lansing speaker system
  • Easily connect the V3000 to peripherals via the expansion port to the HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base for a true desktop experience.


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Compaq Presario V3000 Specs:

  • Choice of Intel or AMD mobile processors, including Intel Centrino Duo, Intel Centrino Solo, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core Solo and the upcoming AMD Turion 64 X2 and Mobile AMD Sempron processors
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 or Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 operating system — Vista capable
  • Available with Intel UMA graphics with up to 128MB shared video memory or NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics and NVIDIA nForce Go 430 chipset with AMD processors
  • ExpressCard 54 slot
  • IEEE 1394 and up to three USB 2.0 ports on select models
  • Fast hard drives with  up to 120GB sizes on select models
  • Integrated wireless support for 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth technologies on select models
  • Available with integrated DVD, DVD/CD-RW Combo, DVD R/RW drive with double-layer support or LightScribe DVD R/RW SuperMulti drive with double-layer support for silkscreen-quality, laser-etched(13) labels for DVDs
  • 5-in-1 digital media reader on select models
  • Weight of about 5.4 pounds
  • 6-cell standard and 12-cell Li-Ion battery available for additional battery life
  • Altec-Lansing speakers
  • Estimated U.S. street price starting as low as $1099, $999 after a $50 mail-in rebate. All notebook pricing is before a $50 rebate, depending on the configuration ordered. Intel based systems are expected to be available for purchase in May direct from www.hpshopping.com, or by calling +1 888 999 4747 and select retail outlets nationwide.  AMD based systems are expected be available in the first half of 2006 from the same outlets.

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