The recently leaked HP Envy 4 ultrabook is now available for purchase in China. It means that the 14″ laptop will be released soon in other parts of the world. The big news is that the notebook starts at $871 and with its price it’s the cheapest in the HP’s premium-class $1,100+ Envy line.
The Envy 4 offered in China comes in various configurations. The specs of the cheapest model have not been listed yet, but the product pages show it’s a 19.8mm thin ultrabook with metal finish in gray or black color and an 8.5-hour battery life with the included 4-cell unit. One of the higher-end models is listed with the complete specs sheet. According to the specs, the laptop weighs 3.85 pounds and the model includes the Intel Core i5-2467M dual-core processor from last year’s “Sandy Bridge” family. However, the chipset in the Envy 4 is the Intel 7-series, which supports the 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” processors. It means there’s a great chance that the Envy 4 will be also offered with the “Ivy Bridge” ultra-low voltage parts once the new CPUs hit the market this summer.
Other specs of the detailed model include a 1366 x 768 resolution of its glossy display, the AMD Radeon the HD 7670M 2GB DDR3 discrete video card, 4GB of 1,600MHz DDR3 RAM expandable to 8GB, and a 500GB hard drive. A DVD drive is not present.
For sound, the ultrabook is equipped with stereo speakers and Beats audio technology, while for video chats there’s a 720p webcam. Ports and slots of the ultrabook include two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 connector, HDMI, Ethernet LAN, and an SD card reader, while for wireless connectivity it has 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.