HP unveils lineup of Windows 8 PCs and tablet

Oct 24, 2012
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Today, HP announced the pricing and availability of a large portfolio of various Windows 8 PCs, as well as a tablet. Some of these products have previously been available with Windows 7, and have been relaunched for the latest upcoming Windows operating system. The devices utilize HP's TouchSmart technology, and offer features such as Snapfish and HP Connected Music. Now, in a press release, HP has announced the devices' pricing and availability.

First up are the consumer notebooks. The HP ENVY x2 is an ultrathin hybrid with a detachable screen for those times you need a tablet. It'll be available in the US on November 14th starting at $849.99. Next is the SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook boasting a 15.6-inch multitouch Radiance Full HD ISP display. This laptop will be available in the US in December starting at $1,399.99. The ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 has a 14-inch multitouch HD display and subwoofer audio; it's available for preorder starting at $799.99. The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 models are available in the US, and start at $499.99 and $579.99. The HP ENVY m4 is available from Best Buy starting at $899.99. Finally, the Pavilion dm1, which offers 200MB of free mobile broadband data sans-contract, is available now starting at $499.99. You can check out our hands-on reviews of the ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, SpectreXT, and ENVY x2 here.

Next up are the all-in-ones and desktops, starting with the HP ENVY 23 (23-inch display, $999) and the ENVY 20 TouchSmart (20-inch display, $799). Both devices feature a 10-point multitouch HD display, and are currently available for purchase. The SpectreONE is a 23.6-inch non-touch all-in-one PC; it's slated for release in November starting at $1,299. The Pavilion 20 AiO is a value system, currently available starting at $449. Finally, the ENVY Phoenix h9 desktop is aimed at those needing a bit of power, and is available starting at $899.

As far as business notebooks go, HP has included the EliteBook Folio 947m ultrabook, which is slated for launch on October 26th starting at $1,049. Last but not least is the HP ElitePad 900, which is the only tablet (excluding hybrid laptops) in the lineup. This slate is aimed at businesses, and comes with a free 50GB Box account. It's slated for release in January 2013, with no pricing information currently available.


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