Similar to a mosaic art piece, each HP notebook series represents a small piece of the canvas that, when combined, builds into a beautiful picture of the HP product family." What that all means in practical terms is that the new Pavilion laptops have gotten a bit of a makeover, with a slightly tapered chassis and brushed-style lid design, and an angle built into the bottom of the lid, right above the hinge, which HP calls the "infinity waterfall edge." The new dv6 and dv7 (the dv6 is a 15.6-inch laptop; we can discuss the logic of HP's product names another time) both have metal finishes, whereas the 14-inch dv4 is plastic, but comes in black licorice, linen white, and carmine red.
Updating a BIOS from Ubuntu is only possible if the hardware manufacturer provides a custom tool that runs with Ubuntu or Linux.
Google search gave me some results but somewhere I read that recent updates are done from inside windows installation and not with a floppy.
All the new Pavilions fall under a new HP design philosophy called HP Mosaic, which is apparently a follow-up (but not a replacement) to the last HP design philosophy we heard about, called Muse (materials, usability, sensory appeal, and experience).
The company says: "The Mosaic design fuses together the multifaceted elements of Muse, including rich colors, premium materials, and purposeful shapes, to form one comprehensive design language that spans the consumer notebook portfolio.
The look is closer to the new HP Envy laptops than the other Pavilions, with an island-style touch pad floating on the wrist rest.
Side by side with the Pavilion dv6, it's a much nicer-looking system, and it's priced much closer to the Envy laptops (so much so that there's bound to be some overlap).
Утилита BIOS Update предназначена для обновления БИОС в ноутбуке HP Pavilion g7.
Базовая система ввода/вывода или BIOS — это программа, записанная в память микросхемы EEPROM и служащая для настройки и обеспечения работы с оборудованием.
In addition to new Envy ultrabooks and fauxtrabooks, HP's mainstream Pavilion laptops have also gotten an update.