It wasn't a surprise exactly, but HP has officially unveiled the 18.4-inch, Core i7-powered Pavilion dv8 with full 1080p resolution, 4GB-8GB of RAM, dual 320GB HDDs, NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics, a TV tuner, Blu-ray and a Long Life battery.
A pretty legitimate-looking rough-draft of HP's Winter 2009/2010 catalog has leaked out, and seems to confirm a bunch of new Windows 7 laptops that aren't yet official. One surprise, though: the Pavilion dv3 with multi-finger TouchSmart screen.
Specs of several upcoming HP notebooks have been dug up by Web-sleuths, including info on a Mini 311 netbook. It looks like it may also have an Atom N270 processor, 1GB memory, 160GB hard disk, and a six-cell battery.