Featured Articles

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

We knew the date for a while but as of right now we can confirm that Nvidia’s new Shield Tablet 8,…

More...
AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

Lisa Su, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD, has confirmed what we told you back in May 2014 – …

More...
AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD’s debt load is causing huge problems for the chipmaker -- this quarter it had another substantial loss. The tame Apple Press…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:16

HP rolls out new ultrabooks, sleekbooks

Written by Peter Scott



Business and pleasure


HP has rolled out three new ultrabooks and for some reason it has invented a new product category, dubbed Sleekbooks.

Sleekbooks are thin and light notebooks that don’t meet Intel’s ultrabook spec to the letter, but they are pretty interesting designs nonetheless. Sleekbooks come in 14- and 15.6-inch sizes and they also commit the ultimate act of heresy by featuring both Intel and AMD chips.

There is no word on exact specs just yet, but it is safe to assume that they will feature AMD’s new Trinity APUs, as the current Llano crop does not offer any ULV parts. The really good news is the pricing. The 14-inch sleekbook will start at $700, while the 15-incher will come in at just $600. The Intel-powered version will cost $200 more and Trinity is looking very nice indeed.

As for proper ultrabooks, HP has introduced the all-metal Envy Spectre XT 13.3-incher. At just 14.5mm thin it will ship with Ivy Bridge and a 128GB SSD. Of course, don’t expect it to come cheap – prices start at $999. In addition to the Spectre, HP has rolled out a business oriented EliteBook ultrabook, featuring a smart card reader, TPM security, security lock and screw, along with on-board encryption. So it is perfect for Wall Street types, or people who'll be first up against the wall when the revolution comes. Prices start at €1,149.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments