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HP Windows 8 Devices Detailed the Day before the Launch


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Among HP’s new devices specially designed for Windows 8 (although some of them will not be available during the launch of Windows 8) are three models: the Envy x2, SpectreXT TouchSmart and TouchSmart Envy. The Envy x2 Hybrid is an ultra-thin notebook with an 11.6-inch display, Beats Audio speakers, NFC technology, and basic configuration price of $850.  The Envy x2 will be available on November 14. The “Hybrid” in the name means that this is actually a tablet that connects to docking station with a keyboard and ports.

Unlike the Envy x2, the SpectreXT and Envy are ultrabooks with touch screens that cannot be "broken down". The SpectreXT has a 15.6-inch Full-HD display with IPS matrix, which many believe will be appreciated. Manufacturers of laptops generally avoid TN's superior IPS matrix, although the same are regularly incorporated into better tablets. This machine is 17.9 millimeters thick and supports Thunderbolt technology, and in December will be available for $ 1400. The Envy TouchSmart ultrabook 4 has a 14" HD display, and the sound system is based on a Beats Audio's speakers with a subwoofer. Starting price for this model is $800.
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In addition to these three models, there are still the Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15, which will be available in several colors and screen sizes, with prices starting from $500 and $580. HP did not forget the all-in-one PC, and it will offer the Envy 23 and 20, with 23 and 20-inch touch screen (reaction to the 10 pressure points). Prices are $1000 and $800. For business users they prepared a tablet, the ElitePad 900, with better connectivity to more HP docking stations (HP Smart Jacket) that offer different connectors and have a battery to extend the time of autonomy, and a lightweight, slim ultrabook the Folio EliteBook 9470m.

[Ed – The term HD display is a little misleading. We have noticed that the common display resolution is now 1366x768 which is still technically “HD” (720p), but many have been pulled into the trap of thinking that these displays will have a higher resolution than this. It is something that we are talking with a few laptop makers about right now. Considering the fact that you can buy tablets with higher resolution than many $800+ notebooks there certainly is something wrong there.]

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