Today HP announced three new notebooks — Pavilion dv9500z ($1000), dv6500z ($750) and Compaq Presario v6500z ($500). The Pavilion notebooks (pictured above) are designed for media users, while the Compaq machine is for people who are tight on budget. All of them are powered by dual core AMD processors with the option of Turion 64 X2 58/60/62/64 chip. The base version of Compaq v6500z includes 2.0GHz Sempron 3600+ processor to reduce the price. The 17-inch dv9500z (7.7 lb) is a desktop replacement with Nvidia GeForce Go 7150M or 8400M GS (383MB) graphics card, up to 4GB RAM, max 500GB hard drive, HD DVD drive, 1680 x 1050 resolution, fingerprint reader, webcam, microphone, a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth, Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard, digital TV Tuner, and Vista. The specs remains almost constant for the 15.4-inch dv6500z except max storage is reduced to 250GB.
The 15.4-inch Presario v6500z (pictured below) provides up to 2GB RAM, max 160GB hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, GeForce Go 7150M graphics, a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth, ExpressCard, TV Tuner, and Vista.