COMING SOON: ENVY x2 / Spectre XT TouchSmart / ENVY TouchSmart 4 Ultrabooks (Windows 8)

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  1. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Notebook Virtuoso

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    (This thread is also available for viewing at our sister site, TabletPCReview.)

    HP will be releasing a brand new lineup of touch-based notebook PCs in the coming months. All of these models will be natively running Windows 8.

    Due to the recent nature of this announcement, certain links may not be working just yet.

    More information: Windows 8 tablet and touch Ultrabook laptops |new PC and laptops | HP

    Press release: HP News -HP Unveils Innovative Multitouch Hybrid PC and Ultrabooks

    Even more information (courtesy of Engadget): HP announces 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, Envy 4 Ultrabook with touch (update: video) -- Engadget

    HP ENVY x2
    Available December 2012.
    Windows 8 Laptop Tablet | Two Mobile Devices In One - HP ENVY x2 | HP® Official Site | HP
    NBR Hands-on Preview: HP ENVY x2 Hands On Video Preview
    Specifications: HP ENVY x2 Specifications

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    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook
    Available November 2012.
    NBR Hands-on Preview: HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook Hands On Preview

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    ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

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  2. FM Bomb Saw

    FM Bomb Saw Notebook Consultant

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    Interesting that they're taking the ones they currently have and basically just adding in a touchscreen capability for Win 8 now... Especially after they just added these "envy" ultrabooks to their line.. I love HP.. But Marketing ploy much?
     
  3. adamdoom89

    adamdoom89 Notebook Evangelist

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    Is it just me or does HP have like hundreds of laptops to choose from now...
     
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    Sagar Jacky Notebook Consultant

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    Love the Spectre XT TouchSmart. Does it have discrete graphics?
     
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    Evil_Mask Notebook Geek

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    From what I've read, no sign of any dGPU... Too bad because with a gt650m for instance, it would be a direct competitor of the Asus U500 and Macbook pro retina.
     
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    That's a shame.:( There's some time till December, hope hp changes their mind. The screen is gorgeous, look how the colors are popping:

     
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    Can confirm there's no dedicated graphics options for the Envy TS 4. The ENVY lineup is definitely proliferating to the point of confusion now. It used to equate to gaming capable machines, now it's mostly thin and lights, personally I think HP should have used a different branding on all these new thin and light / Ultrabooks as they're very different to the ENVY 15 and ENVY 17.
     
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    No, the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 does have an AMD GPU. That's the cheaper model. It's the higher-end model - Spectre XT TouchSmart - that doesn't seem to have a discrete card.

    HP announces 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, Envy 4 Ultrabook with touch (update: video) -- Engadget
     
  10. Mitlov

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    HP doesn't currently have anything like the Envy X2 in its lineup. 11.6" IPS screen, Atom processor delivering 10-hour battery life, detachable keyboard dock, dual cameras, etc.
     
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