HP unveils Windows 8 hybrid tablet, ultrabooks

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by CBR Staff Writer| 31 August 2012

ENVY x2, SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook and ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 runs on Microsoft Windows 8

HP has introduced three new multitouch display notebooks, ENVY x2, SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook and ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, which runs on Microsoft Windows 8.

HP ENVY x2 is an thin hybrid PC that comes with a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a magnetic latch.

The ultrathin PC includes 11.6-inch diagonal HD touch display, an optimised Windows 8 touch interface, 400-nit In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, an HD webcam on the front and an 8-megapixel camera on the back and Beats Audio.

HP ENVY x2 also features a new HP Connected Photo application that syncs photos across multiple devices and offers basic editing options and instant-sharing capabilities for social networks and the HP Connected Music powered by Meridian allows consumers to experience music downloads, streaming services and internet radio all in one place.

It uses solid-state memory and the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets users share content, including photos, contacts and URLs, with a tap.

Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook comes with a15.6-inch diagonal multitouch Radiance Full HD display with IPS technology and features Intel Thunderbolt technology.

The Ultrabook is powered by Intel Core processors and features an mSATA solid-state drive with Intel Rapid Start, Intel Identity Protection Technology, Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Intel Smart Response and Intel Smart Connect technologies.

It also includes HP USB Boost technology that charges devices via USB ports while the Ultrabook is on or off and a full array of ports, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI.

The notebook also features HP CoolSense for a cooler PC, an HP Imagepad for precise multifinger and gesture navigation, HP ProtectSmart for added hard-drive protection, an HP TrueVision HD Webcam and applications such as HP Connected Photo and HP Connected Music for access to photos, music.

HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a 14-inch multitouch HD display notebook that features with the new Intel processors, solid-state drive options and the same Intel technologies available on the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook.

It also features a backlit keyboard, up to 8 hours of battery life, Beats Audio and an optional AMD graphics card with 2 GB of graphics memory.

The HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 includes HP CoolSense, HP Imagepad, HP ProtectSmart, HP TrueVision HD Webcam, HP Connected Photo, HP Connected Music and HP Connected Backup.

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