It’s raining HP notebooks of various forms and sizes, starting with the Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition (SE) which understands gesture controls and the Spectre 13 x2 fanless Ultrabook. Apart from these, HP also dropped names like the Chromebook 14, Pavilion x2, Slate 7 Extreme, Slate 8 Pro, Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD. We even have the price and availability dates of some.
Now normally, you’d expect that the Leap Motion-powered laptop would use the webcam to recognize hand and finger motions. But in this case, there’s a sensor integrated into the right side of the trackpad. This enables users to play games, make presentations and navigate compatible programs through gesture control.
The Envy 17 SE packs a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080p touch display, Nvidia graphics, up to 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD space and a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor. Willing to shell out $1,050 and upwards for it? You can grab it starting from October 16 in the US.
Next comes the Spectre 13 x2 Ultrabook. It’s more of a hybrid that a regular portable PC and has boasting rights over a fanless design. Its screen can be detached from the deck so that users have the convenience of a tablet and a notebook in one package. The main features cover a 1080p screen, Beats Audio and Intel 4th generation chips.
The Spectre will be ready for picking on October 16 at $1000 or higher. But if you’re on a really tight budget, the Chromebook 14 will hit the markets before the holiday season is upon us. Running Google’s Chrome OS of course, the $300 device flaunts a 14-inch HD display, a 16GB SSD, 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage space for 2 years and 4G connectivity.
The prices for the HP Pavilion 11/13 x2 commence at $600. The Spectre 13 x2 (not the Ultrabook version) is nailed at $1100 or higher and has an October 16th US launch date. The rest of the new notebooks are yet to get price tags and release dates.