HP today has announced the availability of the HP Pavilion dv8000 series. Based on a brand new chassis, this 17-inch widescreen laptop is powered by the AMD Turion 64 processor ML-32.

The HP Pavilion dv8000 comes with BrightView screen technology, integrated Altec Lansing speakers and a remote control and pre-loaded Inter-Video software. User don't even have to wait for the machine to boot with the provision of HP QuickPlay allowing the user to jump straight into both movies and music.

At the heart of the HP Pavilion dv8000 lies the AMD Turion 64 ML-32, offering wireless connectivity on the move. The model also comes with an ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M graphics, 128Mb of dedicated video memory and 1Gb RAM.

The laptop is also fitted with an 80Gb hard-disc drive and comes with a 6-in-1 digital media reader.

Full specs are:

- AMD Turion 64 Processor ML-32 1024 MB DDR 333 MHz (2 x 512 MB)
- 80 GB hard drive, ATA 100 4200 rpm
- 17" WXGA+ BrightView Widescreen
- ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200M IGP graphics
- 128 MB dedicated video memory
- IEEE 1394 Interface
- 54g 802.11a/b/g WLAN
- Digital Media Reader (6 in 1)
- HP Mobile Remote Control

The HP Pavilion dv8000 series starts from £899 inc. VAT and is available now.