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.