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HP Spectre X360. Inside and out a craft Ultrabook

HP Spectre X360

HP Spectre X360

 

HP launched the Spectre X360 at MWC and as I’m here working with MobileGeeks I’ve had a chance to get some hands-on and look at the internals. It’s a beautifully crafted Ultrabook convertible from both perspectives and the big battery is going to give it battery life in the 8-10 hours range which means it’s a competitor to the current belle-of-the-ball, the Dell XPS 13.

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HP Pro X2 612 G1 offers Wacom on 12.5-inch FHD with Core

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As I continue my review of the HP Pro X2 410 G1 [first impressions] I’m acutely aware of what’s going on around it this week. The Surface Pro 3 and new products and announcements at Computex have us all thinking about larger-screen tablets and 2-in-1s. One competitor was from HP themselves as Microsoft held up the Pro X2 612 on stage at their keynote.  It offers a full HD screen, SSD and Wacom options that aren’t available with the X2 410. It also offers a range of CPUs that start with a Celeron (4th gen Core) and go up to Core i5.

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HP Pavilion 11 X2 2-in-1 with Core i5 for $599 Hands-On.

Envy, Split, Pavilion. Unlike my fairly clear understanding of the Dell and Lenovo consumer/business product ranges my understanding of HP’s is spotty. Is it just me? When our reader Brad Heath sent me a link to his Pavilion 11 X2 video I was surprised to see a Core i5 version on display and a quick search reveals that it’s new on the market and being offered for just $599 in the USA. Like the Dell Venue 11 Pro series it could offer a perfect balance between laptop and tablet if your primary focus is on productivity. There’s a true SATA SSD, Core i5-4202Y (1.6Ghz + Turbo) and the total weight is under 1.5KG 3/5 pounds. Price: $599 at Microsoft.com which makes it extremely interesting.  [Full specs here.]

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HP Pro x2 410 2-in-1 Launched

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HP’s 2-in-1 range is expanding with the HP Pro x2 410 which appears to be a variant of the HP Pavilion X2.

Official details aren’t yet available but HP does have a teaser page up which calls it a notebook. Reports from other tech news sites say it’s fanless, has an additional battery in the keyboard  and weighs 3.43 pounds in total.

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Deal Alert: Ivy Bridge Asus Vivobooks and HP Ultrabooks

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For the next few days my favorite deal site has a bevy of Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks on sale from Asus and HP, starting at $479. You’ve got until the 18th to claim one as yours!

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HP outs new business notebook line, includes EliteBook 840 & 850 Ultrabooks

Today HP unveiled a new range of business oriented laptops in their ProBook and EliteBook lines and 2 models from the latter range, the 840 & 850, could be a candidate for your next Ultrabook with Haswell, backlit keyboards and more.

 

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HP Split X2 – new Core powered Windows 8 hybrid

Transformer Book competition? HP has just outed the Split X2,  a Core powered 13.3″ touchscreen Windows 8 hybrid with WiDi, HDMI, and a keyboard dock with an extra battery and a 500GB HDD. Is this a viable alternative to the Transformer Book?

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HP Announces Partnership with Leap Motion, Trying to Beat Intel to the Perceptual Computing Scene?

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Leap Motion is an inexpensive Kinect-like 3D sensor that made waves when it was announced months ago thanks to its high fidelity low-latency tracking. The company recently announced a partnership with HP to bring Leap technology to HP products. If you’ve been following the Ultrabook realm closely as we have, you’ll know that Intel has been pushing their ‘Perceptual Computing‘ initiative in an attempt to take Ultrabooks and PCs to the next level of human-computer interaction with natural inputs like touch, gesture, voice, etc. It seems like HP may be attempting to leap-frog Intel in that regard.

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HP Envy 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook Reviewed

The Verge’s Sean Hollister has a review of the new HP Envy 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook. This is essentially the same as the Envy 4 Ultrabook from HP but it runs Windows 8 and includes a touchscreen. The Envy 4 TouchSmart starts at $750 from HP; does Windows 8 and a touchscreen significantly enhanced the experience?

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HP's TouchSmart Laptops cover Low and Very High-End, Possibly AMD Too.

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HP have confirmed that two Windows Touchscreen Ultrabooks are coming. Starting with the $799 HP Envy Touchmart Ultrabook 4 and going up to the 15.6” HP SpectreXT Touchsmart Ultrabook starting at $1399

The HP Envy Touchsmart 4 is already available to order with Core i3 or i5 and RAM up to 8GB, Hybrid HDD up to 500GB. The SpectreXT, (first announced at end of August) should be available to order soon and could be something of a challenger for that entry-level MacBook Pro Retina. A 15.6” fullHD screen, thunderbolt, Beats audio SSD and RAM options and a weight of 4.7 pounds are attractive features. We’re looking out for the fine specs – especially that battery which we hope HP haven’t cut corners on.

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