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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 ?
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.
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 TouchSmart starts at $750 from HP; does Windows 8 and a touchscreen significantly enhanced the experience?
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 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.4 is already available to order with Core i3 or i5 and RAM up to 8GB, Hybrid HDD up to 500GB. The SpectreXT, (
A number of companies are now betting on hybrid computers to be the next big thing with Windows 8. We’ve seen the Duo 11 from Sony, the Samsung ATIV, Asus TaiChi and Transformer Book — all hybrids — and now HP is announcing the Envy X2 with Windows 8 and touchscreen. The X2 takes on the familiar ‘transformer’ form-factor which is outwardly a standard laptop form-factor but the screen can be detached and toted around as a tablet. The question remains whether Windows 8 will provide a sufficient touchscreen experience, or if all of these hybrid devices will be used as standard laptops more often than not.
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Puts 15.6″ Full HD IPS Touchscreen, Thunderbolt, and Windows 8 In an Ultrabook
Today HP is announcing a new variant of their premium Ultrabook, the Spectre XT TouchSmart. With the addition of a Thunderbolt port, a larger 15.6″ full HD IPS touchscreen, and Windows 8, HP is bumping the price up from the $999 Spectre XT to $1,399 for the Spectre XT TouchSmart. The Ultrabooks are nearly identical aside from the additions and change to the price. It would appear as though HP will be selling them concurrently.
Back toward the beginning of May, HP revealed a deluge of new Ultrabook products. Despite a rather confusing array of press releases and announcements, we waded through it all and found what many others missed — HP would be offering the Envy 4 and Envy 6 as not just Intel-powered Ultrabooks, but also as AMD-powered ultrathins. After quite a while, HP now has available the AMD Envy 6 Sleekbook for $699; can it compete with low priced Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, and what about it’s twin, the Envy 6 Ultrabook?
HP may have just put together the most confusing range of thin and light laptops ever. Where sleekbooks overlap with Ultrabooks, 2nd-Gen and 3rd-Gen CPUs co-exist as model options and where brand names serve to just confuse us. The Envy, Spectre,, Sleekbook, Ultrabook, Elite XT laptops are now online at HP.com where you can buy a Sleekbook with an Ivy Bridge CPU and AMD graphics that we can’t distinguish from an Ultrabook.
Ultrabooks a sleek and slim by design. Unfortunately, thickness often has an inverse relationship with number of ports. For many, the Ultrabook is an attractive possibility, but not entirely practical without a decent set of ports. This is not the case for all Ultrabooks, however, and here are six solid suggestions if you need a good portfolio of ports on your Ultrabook.
Just last week, HP announced a slew of new computers at a press event in Shanghai (see all HP news). Among these new computers are four completely new Ultrabooks (the Folio 9470m, the Spectre XT, and the Envy 4 and 6), and and two ‘Sleekbooks’. HP is positioning each of these devices differently in terms of features, intended audience, and pricing. In this article, you’ll find a concise guide to HP’s latest Ultrabooks which will hopefully help to make sense of the differences and similarities — and you’ll find all known pricing and release date info.