HP has outed a new range of lightweight notbeooks, kicking off with the metal-clad HP ENVY m4 thin-and-light, and including the Sleekbook 14 and 15 for the mainstream. The ENVY m4 slots a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors inside its aluminum casing, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display; HP tells us we can expect up to eight hours.
There's also a choice of SSD or HDD storage, the option of a backlit keyboard, and integrated optical drive, and an HD webcam. Intel WiDi wireless display streaming is supported, and there's both stereo speakers and a subwoofer squeezed inside, with Beats Audio branding. A fingerprint scanner in the palmrest closes out security.
The HP ENVY m4 will go on sale from October 26, priced from $899.99.
As for the Sleekbook 14 and 15 - offering, unsurprisingly, 14-inch and 15.6-inch display options, both running at HD resolution - with Intel doing processor duty on the larger model and AMD's chips running the smaller version. HDMI, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 connectivity, along with HD webcams and optional discrete NVIDIA graphics make up the bulk of the specs, and the larger Sleekbook 15 gets a numeric keypad too.
The HP Sleekbook 14 kicks off at $499.99, while the Sleekbook 15 starts at $559.99; both will go on sale from October 26.