Hewlett-Packard has launched a new Envy TouchSmart consumer-oriented laptop model, with an interestingly designed touchpad as the most remarkable novelty. The trackpad and accompanying technology are called HP Control Zone. It’s already used on the Spectre 13 ultrabook and supports extra multitouch gestures for easier interaction with Windows 8 and apps as shown in the video below:
Besides the Control Zone, for input there’s a touchscreen display and a chiclet-style keyboard with numeric pad and backlight. All details of the new series are unknown at the time of this writing. For now, we have info only for the m6-n010dx model which is listed as a new arrival at Best Buy. The 1.2″ thick m6-n010dx with a weight of 6.1 pounds is based on the AMD A10-5750M quad-core processor with the Radeon HD 8650G integrated graphics. According to the product description, it’s constructed of glass-fiber and has a soft-touch finish in silver color. The laptop is priced at $630 and for the money it also delivers a 750GB hard drive and 6GB of RAM. The screen resolution is 1366×678. The optical drive is omitted.
Hewlett-Packard announced today the ElitePad 1000 and ProPad 600 business-centric tablets with Windows 8.1. Both are 10.1-inch devices powered by the Intel Atom “Bay Trail” processors with basic computing potential and great power efficiency. A novelty regarding performance is addition of 64-bit software support, thanks to new Bay Trail CPU parts used. In comparison with the previous Bay Trail tablets with 32-bit CPUs, the new ones should run faster, but not revolutionary. A big advantage of 64-bit tech is support for more than 3GB of RAM and HP’s new devices are the first of Atom-based tablets to have 4GB of RAM instead of the usual 2GB.
Hewlett-Packard has announced the Pavilion X360 convertible touchsceen mini-laptop with an 11.6-inch display and Windows 8.1 operating system. Just like the Lenovo Yoga, the HP X360 has a 360-degree hinge, allowing operation of the device in four modes: strandard laptop, standard tablet, “tent”, and “stand”. Except in the laptop mode, the keyboard keys get disabled to prevent accidental presses.
HP has put on sale the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 notebook PC, offering enterprise features, the latest generation of Intel processors, optional full HD display resolution on its 14-inch screen, and the latest trackpad technology in an ultra-thin aluminum chassis with 0.63″ profile and a light weight of 3.3 pounds.
If you’re considering purchasing the HP Pavilion 17-e016dx affordable big-screen 17.3″ laptop PC with an AMD processor for $400, you can also check out an Intel-powered version, the HP 17-e019dx, with the same price tag.
The HP Envy TouchSmart m7-j020dx is a desktop PC replacement laptop, offering a big 17.3-inch Full HD screen with touch input support, great performance, quad speaker system, and ample of storage space. The m7-j020dx is a real multimedia powerhouse, encased in a 1.3″ thick and 7.1 heavy chassis made of glass-fiber material and with silky soft-touch surfaces. Besides watching movies in 1080p resolution on the anti-glare screen, you can interact with Windows 8 by touching the display, and even play some 3D games at lower settings at acceptable frame rates thanks to the new Intel HD 4600 graphics built into the quad-core Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor. The CPU will allow you to finish your ordinary day-to-day tasks quickly and also flawlessly do some advanced stuff like video editing. It’s one of the fastest laptop processors on the market at the time of this writing. Other important core components are large RAM and HDD: 8 Gigabytes and 1 Terabyte, respectively, and there’s also an optical drive for reading and writing DVDs and CDs.
The HP 15-b129wm Sparkling Black is a 15.6-inch thin-class touchscreen laptop belonging to the Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook budget consumer series. It will be on sale on 2013 Black Friday (Thanksgiving evening 8PM more precisely) for $388, down from $488.