While we were all distracted with HP's recent acquisition of Voodoo PC, Misters Hewlett and Packard went and quietly released two new PCs sportin' that sexy HD DVD that we love so much. The first is the HP Pavilion m7600n Series PC (pictured) running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which packs an Intel Viiv chipset with Merom chips -- or an Intel P965 Express chipset -- up to 4GB of RAM, up to 500GB of storage, that ever-so-lovely HD DVD drive, a TV tuner with PVR software, an FM tuner, optional second tuner, remote control, and of course standard wired and wireless networking. Its more practical counterpart, the Pavilion Desktop PC a1630 with HD DVD prefers the AMD action, with a 2.2 GHz Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, a nVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE video chipset, up to 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a front-panel 9-in-1 memory card reader. Now, while we love these glossy spec sheets as much as the next guy, what we'd really love to see are some price tags and release dates to go with 'em. [Warning: PDF link]

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