Every computer user has their own personal passion, whether it’s work, education, entertainment, social networking or in my case, gaming. 

PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently unveiled a redesigned consumer portfolio that boasts of sleek looks and utilizes the latest technologies to enhance the way consumers connect to the people, entertainment and information that matter to them to pursue and achieve their own personal passions.

“From enjoying music, to playing games, to enabling intuitive touch experiences, the new

range of consumer notebooks and desktops offers style, performance, entertainment and

security features that work together to present  a seamless connected experience, said Albert

Mateo, Country General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP Philippines.

Dubbed “A New HP World” this new lineup of consumer notebooks, desktops and monitors completes the HP computing ecosystem and provide products that will address the needs of even the most avid of gamers.

According to Kathryn Wong, HP Market Development Manager for Consumer Notebooks, the redesigned HP Pavilion notebooks are built on inspirations from culture, art, fashion and HP‘s MUSE (Materials, Usability, Sensory appeal and Experience) design philosophy.

“MUSE includes a mix of materials such as metals, alloys and plastics; easy-to-use features for improved usability; a blend of artisanal elements for sensory appeal; and intuitive features for streamlined experiences,” she explained.

The new HP Pavilion dv series notebook PCs likewise include impressive features such as HP CoolSense               

Technology, HP TrueVision HD webcam and HP SimplePass. Select models of the HP Pavilion dv series also feature Beats Audio for a powerful audio experience.

“What this means for gamers,” Wong said, “is that HP has created notebooks that looks good from the outside and performs even better because of its improved features.”

 “HP has developed a way to solve heating problems with the new HP CoolSense Technology.  By arranging the components in a certain way, HP notebooks now emit less heat.” she explained. CoolSense technology automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer‘s personal preferences. “This means you don’t need external cooling fans anymore, as you can even change the speed of the fan depending on the temperature. The new notebooks also have strategically placed vents so that heat is not emitted towards the user.”

Another innovative feature of HP notebooks is the HP simple pass. “We know that gamers go to a lot of websites and use different passwords to keep their accounts secure,” Wong observed.  “There lies the problem of having to remember multiple usernames and passwords. But with the HP Simple Pass all they have to do is swipe their fingers to access their accounts making it easy yet very secure.”

HP notebooks also have a hard drive protect feature that detects if your laptop is in motion, bumped or even dropped so it automatically locks the hard drive to protect data.

As for the high-end models such as the HP Envy, HP has partnered with Dr. Dre for the “Beats Audio” to provide the best auditory experience from a computer.

HP also presented a revamped desktop lineup that HP Market Development Manager for Consumer Desktop, Jason Lim, believes is a much better option than investing in cloned PCs. 

“One of the major reasons why peopled decide to get clone is because they want to build a “rig” based on their own specifications, so we thought why not build a high end PC but make it affordable for everyone,” Ong stated.

An example would be the High Performance Edition PC (HPE PC) which the company is shipping into the country for the first time. Ong says their new desktop PCs are capable of maximizing the capabilities of the latest Sandy Bridge technology.

Ong also introduced the new HP TouchSmart 610 All-in-one PC, a complete computer which reclines from upright to almost flat, providing increased comfort for longer-term use and the freedom to position the TouchSmart610 Consumer PC on a kitchen counter, or anywhere the family gathers.

It features an Intel Core i3 processor (3M cache, 3.10 GHz);  an integrated 23” TFT panel with touch capabilities, 4GB DDR3 Memory,  ATI MXM30 Viper 1GB bit graphics card; 500GB 3G SATA hard drive; Double Layer Lightscribe Optical drive; Beats Audio  sound; and a wireless keyboard and mouse

Here are some of the upcoming new HP products that will transform your Digital Entertainment Journey             


At the forefront of the redesigned lineup, the Pavilion dv6 offers performance, entertainment and security features that work together to fit seamlessly into the lives of users.

Available in a dark umber metal finish, they use design elements from the award-winning ENVY line such as sleek metal finishes and HP‘s exclusive Beats Audio.

Beats  Audio, which was created by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, restores the emotion that is missing from digital music. Working in collaboration with HP, Iovine and Dr. Dre tuned and applied the signature Beats sound profile across HP‘s premium notebook and desktop lines to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.
Available with up to second-generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and optional AMD Radeon graphics(3), the Pavilion dv6 provides enhanced performance. It has a 15.6” diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768); Radeon HD6770M switchable graphics with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM. Standard Memory 4GB DDR3 Memory with Dual Channel Memory Support– up to 8GB max supported; a 750GB Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection.


Designed to maximize any user‘s multimedia experience, it expresses full PC functionality and performance with up to second-generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The DV4 has a 14” diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768); 2GB/4GB DDR3 Memory; Radeon HD6750M switchable graphics with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM; and a 640GB with HP Protect hard drive.

With a stylish exterior in an Espresso Black lattice imprint to match its powerful interior, the notebook measures from 1.11 -inch thin and weighs from 2.2-kilos. It features a 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView display and has an optional integrated Blu-Ray player. An integrated six-cell battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life.


Striking a balance between design, performance and affordability, the new HP Pavilion g-series is ideal for the everyday user, offering up to second-generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, attractive designs and essential features at a great value. Available in charcoal grey and sonoma red, the Pavilion g-series notebooks – the Pavilion g4 offers full connectivity for surfing the Internet and connecting with friends. The notebooks also include a HD BrightView display, with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Audio for enjoying movies and music.


The Pavilion DM1 is a stylish and lightweight notebook that provides full featured computing. It features a woven champagne HP Imprint design, 11.6-inch HP BrightView High-Definition LED display, 92 percent full-sized keyboard and a touchpad with dedicated vertical scroll up/down. It measures less than 0.78-inch thin and has a starting weight of 1.45-kilos.The Pavilion dm1 has up to 5 hours of battery lift and features AMD Neo processors and optional ATI mainstream HD 4225 graphics with 5GB DDR3 memory support. The HP Pavilion dm1 also features Altec Lansing speakers for high quality audio playback.



Mortal Kombat (PS3, 360)

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: NetherRealm

Genre: Fighting

With a return to the mature presentation and classic 2D fighting plane, Mortal Kombat is the most accessible and competitive MK game coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Mortal Kombat further extends the brutal experience with a visually striking story mode that will rewrite the ancient history of the Mortal Kombat Tournament.

After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance. To undo the Emperor’s victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable…The Past.


Thank you to Percey Callos and her staff Analiza Nizola, Rizza Bocario, Karen Comeda and Tonton Tumimbang for taking good care of my PS3 during its “visit” at the ITECH GAMESHOP. Check out the ITECH store at the 5th Floor Cyberzone of SM North Edsa Annex or call 3322871 for some good deals on games and accessories.  Send your questions and comments on anything gaming to [email protected] or [email protected]  Check out [email protected] for the latest gaming, pop, tech, and movie news, and follow me on twitter.com/ed_uy.


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