Configurations kick off with the 2.6GHz Athlon X4 620, 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, a 512MB GeForce G210, and a 500GB HDD for $599.99. At the highest end, HP offers a 3.33GHz Core i7 975 with up to 24GB of RAM, a 1.8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260, and dual 1TB HDDs (nearly $4,000).
Meanwhile, the PC maker has unveiled its refreshed Pine Trail-based Mini netbooks. Leading the series is the 10-inch Mini 5102, which is equipped with your choice of a WSVGA or WXGA display, a Broadcom HD decoder chip, up to 2GB of RAM, and 320GB of storage.
Other options include a capacitive multitouch screen, a 4 or 6-cell battery (with up to 10 hours of juice), an integrated handle for easier portability, and numerous operating systems, such as FreeDOS, SUSE, Windows XP, and Windows 7 (Starter and Home Premium).
Continue reading... Moving on, HP has also pushed out an upgraded TouchSmart tm2 convertible tablet with a sleeker design, and a jump from AMD to Intel Core 2 Duo processors. It can be configured with an ATI Mobility Radeon, and claims 9 hours of life off a 6-cell battery. Systems will start at $949 and ship on January 17.
The company's professional notebooks didn't escape the overhaul, with the EliteBook dropping Core 2 Duo configurations in favor of Core i5 and i7 processors, and receiving new Quadro FX and NVS graphics chips. Likewise, the ProBook line is receiving new Core i5/i7 powered 14 and 15.6-inch models.
Both the EliteBook and ProBook updates take effect in February, with the former starting at $1,299 and the latter $1,099. Other company-wide additions include a new "green" desktop and LCDs, which cut back on toxins and sip power, as well as a notebook projector.