HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

Summary: AMD's new A-series, or "Llano," Accelerated Processing Units -- which combine CPU cores with Radeon HD graphics cores on a single chip -- is off to a good start with HP's announcement that a whopping 11 different Pavilion and ProBook laptops will offer the new processors starting either later this month or in July.Unfortunately, HP hasn't disclosed which APUs will be available for which laptops, but the company has announced the particular laptop families that will support Llano.

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AMD's new A-series, or "Llano," Accelerated Processing Units -- which combine CPU cores with Radeon HD graphics cores on a single chip -- is off to a good start with HP's announcement that a whopping 11 different Pavilion and ProBook laptops will offer the new processors starting either later this month or in July.

Unfortunately, HP hasn't disclosed which APUs will be available for which laptops, but the company has announced the particular laptop families that will support Llano. These include the Pavilion dv4, dv6, and dv7, along with the Pavilion g4, g6, and g7. These will come with an option for dual graphics, so that the APU's graphics cores will work in tandem with a discrete Radeon graphics card.

Llano ProBooks include the 6465b and 6565b and the 4535s (pictured above), 4435s, and 4436s. The ProBook notebooks also pack AMD Vision Pro technology, which AMD says is optimized for Windows 7 Professional and provides an Enhanced Virus Protection feature. The s-series will also offer the dual-graphics capabilities as well.

The Pavilion laptops with Llano processors are due next month, while the ProBooks will be available on June 27. Expect many, many systems to join them, as AMD has stated that 150 PCs will be available with the A-series APUs this year.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Mobility, Processors

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  • After purchasing two HP laptops NEVER again

    Dell / Asus are realiable. Though Dells are expensive to upgrade, they do work.<br><br>HP... be sure to get a spare power supply with initial purchase, or else a black screen will appear. And the only way you will get it back working is another power supply.<br><br>HP can keep their laptops. Love AMD, though HP never again!

    Don't believe me, Google

    -- HP laptop does not start --

    And you will see what I mean.
    Uralbas
    • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

      @Uralbas Just do the same search substituting other manufacture names instead of HP and you will see a myriad of problems. The issue that you are referring to is very rare and is definitely not good advice to tell people to buy spare power supplies. You might as well buy spare motherboards, LCDs, HD too. I seen all those fail Dell (motherboard) Dell (LCD), MacBook (motherboard) and given time something will fail on my HP laptop too, in fact, I think my 3 yr old battery is failing.
      MeMyselfAndI_z
    • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

      @Uralbas I've had all sorts of problems with Dell. I'll grant you that the home grade HP stuff, the pavilions and the like are complete crap. But you should try one of the business grade laptops... The warranty is a lot better, the hardware fails a lot less.
      snoop0x7b
  • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

    Glad to see Intel's sorry excuse for an IGP getting a good kicking.
    Alan Smithie
  • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

    Having used HP computers for over 30 years, I feel they are very reliable. I used one for my first Linux box. I like the AMD processors and can't wait to see how the Llano APU works.
    bmays@...
    • You mean like ......

      @bmays@...

      the thousands of DV series laptops with Nvidia graphics that ALL eventually die due to overheating? Is that the kind of reliability you are talking about?
      Economister
      • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

        @Economister I actually have one of those notebooks (Pavilion tx1232la). The IGP was replaced by an extremely competent technician, so, I'm writing on it. And as far as I can tell, I blame NVIDIA and HP, not AMD.
        alejandronova
      • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

        @Economister My dv died very prematurely, and after 3 repairs I gave up. I replaced it with one from a company who makes lots of things out of aluminum (wink) and it's a GREAT machine.
        lelandhendrix@...
      • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

        @Economister That's nvidia's fault. And you know, Apple was impacted by the same faulty Nvidia chips in some of its notebooks. And had a recall.

        But yeah their home grade "dv" stuff sucks. I love the business notebooks though... they're built a lot better than the home crap.
        snoop0x7b
      • Not really

        @snoop0x7b<br><br>HP probably does not make a single component used in its PCs. According to your logic, if ANY component fails, it is not HP's fault.<br><br>If I buy an HP computer, I expect THEM to make sure they use quality components. If they don't, I will blame HP. I have no recourse against any supplier to HP of any kind. I bought the notebook from HP. If it fails, I hold HP responsible regardless of which component might fail or how it failed.
        Economister
      • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

        @Economister

        Literally almost every manufacturer was using the NVidia chips that failed... Sure HP should have done a bit of a better job QCing nvidia's chips, but hey, so should Apple, Dell, Sony, and every other major manufacturer. You can't plant this one solely at HP's feet.

        And no, my point isn't that HP isn't responsible for third party chips, my point is when everyone is impacted by a faulty chip, you can't really single out HP for it. But thank you for the strawman argument, it seems to be a trend with your posts.
        snoop0x7b
  • HP quality

    I have the Amd fusion e-350 HP DM1 netbook and it's working fine so far, not overheating issues. the build quality is solid, but we'll see what happens 2-3 yrs from now. I am going to purchase a Llano system, but disappointed that HP isn't offering a 12.5' option. I'm also going to give Lenovo Thinkpad another look, so looking forward to their announcement of upcoming Llano models. Just want a thin form factor without a huge screen size. Seems too much to ask these days
    erichon99
  • Mine work fine...

    I have a HP latop DV6000 that is just coming up on 3 yrs old with Vista and it works great, BUT I did have to turn off all the Vista visual crap to get it snappy. Only problem I have is it's starting to take alot longer to boot which either means I need to reinstall the OS or buy a new hard drive as this one may be coming close to failure. I also bought a DM1Z and it works well enough to play 720p video and boots twice as fast as my Vista laptop. Guess I am one of the lucky ones.
    e_rippee@...
  • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

    In another blog on here regarding AMD Fusion Laptops, they specify which APU goes in which HP laptop.<br>How did that author find out if HP didn't specify?
    Corection, they give an indication of which APU may be used.
    "The g series will feature either the AMD Fusion APU E-Series like the Toshiba C600, or the dual-core A4 chip like in the Toshiba L700, according to HP but it did not offer more details. Its g4 14? model starts at $449, the 15.6? g6 will cost $498, while the 17.3? g7 will be priced at $499, which will give netbook users more options when shopping for a mobile computer with great battery life and HD graphics in the sub-$500 price range.
    HP?s dv laptops are definitely a step up from the g series in that the 15.6? dv-6 model will use the AMD quad-core A6 APU, while the 17.3? will use the A8 chip, as those processors are designed for ?mid-range and high-performance notebooks? . The dv laptops? graphics performance are apparently more than twice as good as the previous-generation?s integrated graphics"
    I Hate Malware
  • I have an HP DV

    it went on the blink once then life returned to it.. miraculousnessessess... ok it had to be sent away after a month of having it as the DVD drive failed..but was returned in a week I bought it about 3 years ago in sept and its still working fine...DV6899ea - limited edition however it does spend its life in a xb3000 bas station so it is ventilated all the time. I did get the bios update to stop the over heating, but as I never really expereinced it then I cant say it worked or not. but otherwise apart from the above it has been a really reliable and great machine and it looks the business as its limited edition and the price I paid for it at the time from staples was rather cheap for the spec. Maybe ina ew years Ill update but i have a lot of Hp goods printer media center a few digital cameras (i got given them) and never had a problem with any of them at all.
    eatingacheesepastieforlunch
  • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

    Laptops having decent look and comfortable.. but performance plays the role in every parts.. some features in hp is unbeatable.. yet still it needs to improve its processor capability..
    Laptop Computers
  • RE: HP introduces Pavilion, ProBook laptops with AMD's new Llano APUs

    HELLO, good people, can i replace my 3 yr old AMD Turion X2 Dual Core with the new Llano Processor...HP Pavilion dv5-1125nr
    NUBIAN749