HP's pricey Pavilion-G launch in India

New Delhi, April 24, 2012 – HP has launched in India, the Pavilion-G series of notebooks with a distinct design: curved, beveled edges, a bowl-shaped keyboard deck and textured touchpad with bowl-set curvature. Feature -wise the 3 variants of G6 launched here share Intel Ivy Bridge chips (second gen Core i-3 and i-5), 4 GB DDR, 500 GB SATA drives, 1 or 2GB ATI graphics and Windows 7 Basic.

Common features include Dolby’s PC sound technology; SimplePass, a fingerprint reader and ProtectSmart: A hard drive protection feature.  The release was so scant, we had to look at global sites to establish that the screen is 15.6 inch.

With little to differentiate on the specs HP plugs its Mosaic design and other physical features which canny customers may or may not buy -- especially as prices are not exactly aggressive: They start at Rs 40,000 approx for the Cire i-3 version going to Rs 47,000 for the i-5 model. Also we notice the G series has been around for over a year worldwide, so why so late to India?

Do see our video on the product, available for a few days in out Terch Video spot.