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HP rolls out its range of Windows 8 computers

HP has gone official with its complete line of Windows 8 PCs for consumers and business users. The lineup includes the HP Envy x2 ultrathin hybrid PC combining the benefits of a notebook and a tablet into one. The machine has an 11.6-inch touch display, Beats Audio technology, an integrated web cam, and NFC technology starting at $849.99 with availability set for November 14.

Envy x2

The SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook has a 15.6-inch multi-touch, full HD resolution IPS display. The machine is 17.9 mm thick and is the first notebook from HP to use Intel Thunderbolt technology. The machine will launch in December for $1399.99.

The Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 has a 14-inch HD resolution display and an integrated subwoofer with Beats Audio technology and optional AMD graphics. The machine can be pre-ordered in the US starting at $799.99.

Envy TouchSmart

The next consumer machine from HP is the Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and Sleekbook 15. Both machines are available in several colors and different screen sizes with prices starting at $499.99 and $579.99 respectively. HP also has several all-in-one computers that run Windows 8 including the Envy 23 and the Envy 20 featuring 23 and 20-inch displays respectively supporting 10-points of touch. Both machines are available in the U.S. now starting at $999 for the 23 and $799 for the 20.

HP also announced its SpectreOne described as a thin and elegant all-in-one PC with a 23.6-inch display. The machine is expected to launch in November with prices starting at $1299. HP also has a gaming desktop available in the US $899 aimed at high-end digital content creators and gamers called the Phoenix h9.

HP's business line of Windows 8 machines includes the ElitePad 900, which is a tablet designed for business. The tablet supports various HP Smart Jackets adding connectivity options and battery life. It will launch in January 2013 with pricing announced closer to launch. The other new business machine is the EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook is designed to be thin, lightweight, and efficient. It has docking capabilities and swappable battery and is intended for the on the go professional user. The machine will launch on October 26 starting at $1049.

Source: HP

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can't get enough
By MadMan007 on 10/24/2012 10:14:39 AM , Rating: 2
Hot HP girl will never get old.

Because she's Asian. :o!

RE: can't get enough
By aliasfox on 10/24/2012 10:36:00 AM , Rating: 2
She's hot, but she's not Asian...

RE: can't get enough
By othercents on 10/24/2012 1:51:05 PM , Rating: 3
I think you are both only half right.

RE: can't get enough
By MadMan007 on 10/24/2012 6:24:28 PM , Rating: 2
For the sake of my crass stereotype comment she is.

RE: can't get enough
By Jeffk464 on 10/24/2012 8:41:16 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah, she didn't look asian to me. Possibly super light skinned indian/middle eastern.

RE: can't get enough
By rdhood on 10/24/2012 10:39:12 AM , Rating: 5
Hot HP girl will never get old. Because she's Asian. :o!

Hot young Asian rarely becomes hot old Asian. At some point, old asian women start to look like old asian men.

RE: can't get enough
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/2012 7:14:58 PM , Rating: 2
Nah, I see a bit too much "round eye". She's Eurasian of both worlds

RE: can't get enough
By Jeffk464 on 10/24/2012 8:39:39 PM , Rating: 2
Hot HP girl will never get old.

Because she's Asian. :o!

Huh, I was expecting to see a scantly clad meg whitman posing in front of the new product line.

RE: can't get enough
By Jeffk464 on 10/24/2012 8:42:15 PM , Rating: 2
Isn't a win8 machine the same thing as a win7 machine with a newer OS?

RE: can't get enough
By Shane McGlaun on 10/25/2012 8:08:32 AM , Rating: 2
That girl looks like your typical Italian-American hottie to me. We only write about HP to use that pic, and Firefox for Firefox girl.

RE: can't get enough
By Jeffk464 on 10/25/2012 1:27:46 PM , Rating: 2
yeah, this is probably the right call. Hopefully no jersy shore accent.

By fleshconsumed on 10/24/2012 11:43:17 AM , Rating: 2
I was kind of excited for the new HP machines thinking maybe I'll finally get a replacement to my 1830t.

Turns out upon further reading the Envy X2 is powered by Atom and Ultrabook 4 only has 1366x768 screen. So very very disappointing... Looks like it will be a while before I find a suitable replacement for my old trustworthy 1830t.

RE: Disappointing...
By GreenEnvt on 10/24/2012 1:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
I'll be getting an elitebook ultrabook 9470m mentioned above. At work I use dual screens so don't care about the built in resolution as much.
It's dockable and has a backlit keyboard which are two biggies for me.

By Bubbacub on 10/24/2012 1:21:06 PM , Rating: 2
envy x2

768p screen
intel atom

weighs 1.4 kg

sounds like a netbook with a detachable screen.

why does it cost three times as much as a netbook?

a capacitive touch screen doesnt cost 400 dollars

RE: hmmmn
By marvdmartian on 10/24/2012 3:19:37 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe HP is trying to be Apple? Putting the "HP" emblem on it adds significant value to it?

Really hoping that MS doesn't expect everyone to just abandon Windows 7 for 8, and that the laptop manufacturers will still offer Win7 operating system. Otherwise, I'll have no reason to ever bother with another Windows system.

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