Is HP announcing new models, AMD quad-core CPUs with its spring refresh?

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It’s about that time of year again when notebook manufacturers start outing their spring/summer lines and we just stumbled across a forum post supposedly detailing HP‘s approaching updates. Most bumps are evolutionary hardware-wise with new CPUs, GPUs, and touchscreens, but there’s even talk new models and AMD quad-core CPUs being offered for the first time in HP notebooks.

HP is reportable releasing a dm4 model that will be available with either Intel or AMD CPUs along with switchable graphics and an optical disk drive. The dm4 model number also indicates it will have a 14-inch screen and likely retail around $650-$850. This model is supposed to be built with the same aluminum structural frame found in the dm3s.

The dv6 and dv7 are losing their custom styling options in favor of an aluminum lid and keyboard tray, along with a chiclet keyboard and the Envy’s love-it-or-hate-it button-less trackpad. (we hate it) Think the G71 series with a different trackpad and keyboard. Apparently the AMD quad-core CPUs will be optional and the dv6 might be available with a touchscreen

The report also states that HP is bringing back the dv5 and will style it along the same lines as the the updated dv6 and dv7. If it does hit the lineup, HP would have a straight flush with of notebooks with at least one model hitting every screen size options from 11- to 18-inches.

Of course none of this info should be considered official yet although we should be hearing something soon as these models should be available as soon as April or May.

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