Just a quick follow-up to our earlier story about HP's new laptop bonanza
: turns out the new machines are already announced in Asia, and US pricing has managed to tag along with them. Turns out there is more than one "fancy" pattern on the new laptop casings. Depending on if you buy the HP Pavilion dv2600, Pavilion dv6500 and Compaq Presario B1200 laptops, you'll get casing styles called Verve, Influx and Trace (or, in layman's terms, Wierd Wispy Black, White Notches, and Blue-ish Fingerprint, respectively.) All three models will be available from $1,049-1,099 and should be hitting Asia this month, with country specific models to come.