HP Updates AMD-Powered Notebooks

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Computer and equipment maker Hewlett-Packard has updated its AMD-powered Compaq V6000 and HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000 notebook systems, aiming the new models at back-to-school shoppers as well as consumers and portable entertainment enthusiasts who find themselves in the throes of budgetary limitations.

The HP Pavilion dv6000 Entertainment Notebook PC offers a 15.4-inch, 1280 by 800 widescreen WXGA display with optional HP BrightView technology, and users’ choice of either AMD Sempron or Turion processors at speeds from 1.6 to 1.8 GHz, a built-in Webcam, a 60 to 120 GB hard drive, and an NVidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics controller. Also along for the ride: Wi-Fi options (including Bluetooth), combo CD/DVD drives or double-layer DVD burner, gigabit Ethernet, integrated modem, 3 USB 2.0 ports, IEE 1394 port, headphone out, S-video output, VGA output. The dv6000 weighs 6.6 pounds, and starts at ust $879.99