New HP and Compaq AMD-Based Notebooks Released

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Today HP released a refresh to the HP and Compaq consumer notebook lines on models equipped with AMD processors. The new models include the HP Pavilion dv9500z and dv6500z, as well as the Compaq Presario v6500z.

All models have the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M integrated graphics chipset as their baseline graphics, with the dv9500z an dv6500z having the higher NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS option. The Imprint finish on both lines of notebook computers has changed as well. The HP lineup previously had a Zen garden style finish, which has now changed to a "Radiance" design. The Compaq notebooks previously used an unnamed imprint finish, now changing to the "Trace" design.

The Previous HP Zen Garden design:


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The Updated HP Radiance design:


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The processor lineup for both notebook lines has changed, with faster baseline processors across the board, as well as faster top end processors for the HP dv9500z and Compaq V6500z.

All models are currently available through the HP.com website, with an estimated shipping date of September 13th.

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