Hewlett-Packard plans to introduce its first lightweight ultrabook
laptop to compete with Apple?s MacBook Air. The company also
introduced redesigned HP ENVY notebooks PCs and two new HP Pavilion dm4 notebooks.
HP's First Business Ultrabook
The HP Folio13 is HP's first business Ultrabook. It features a thin
and light design, strong security options and a solid-state hard
drive. HP claims that the ultrabook delivers up to 9 hours of
battery life, the highest performance available among Ultrabook
devices currently on the market.
Plus, a wide array of ports, including Ethernet, eliminates the need
to carry dongles.
Measuring less than 18 millimeters thin and using an ultraslim
13.3-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView display, the HP
Folio13 weighs just 3.3 pounds. It combines the industrial design
found on consumer products with the security and usability business
Powered by the latest Intel Core processors, the HP Folio13 also
includes Intel Rapid Start Technology, which helps save time by
getting users systems up and running fast.
The HP Folio13 includes a backlit keyboard for mobile users who work
in low-light conditions. A full array of ports, including RJ-45 and
USB 3.0, allows users greater flexibility to connect to the
information they need. The HP Folio13 also includes a solid-state
drive (SSD) with 128 gigabytes (GB) of storage.
One model will include a TPM Embedded Security Chip that protects
data in email as well as information on the hard drive for
The HP Folio13 features HP CoolSense technology, which uses hardware
and intelligent software for a noticeably cooler notebook. The
notebook also includes an HP ImagePad for accurate multitouch
Additional features include an HP TrueVision HD Webcam and Dolby
The HP Folio13 also can be configured with a range of Microsoft
Windows 7 operating systems, including Windows 7 Professional. A
three-year limited warranty is available through an optional HP Care
The HP Folio13 is expected to be available on Dec. 7 with a starting
price of $899.99.
New HP ENVY and Pavillion dm4 notebooks
HP also introduced new HP ENVY and HP Pavilion dm4 notebook PCs.
Featuring a new HP Radiance Backlit keyboard, the HP ENVY notebooks
provide illumination using individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap.
The keyboard also works with a proximity sensor to illuminate when
it detects a user approaching the notebook and deactivate after the
The notebooks also feature six speakers and a subwoofer enhanced
with Beats Audio, a high-performance technology developed by HP and
Beats by Dr. Dre.
The HP ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 feature optional Intel Quad Core and AMD
Mobility Radeon high-definition (HD) graphic processors. With
optional 3x3 wireless technology, the HP ENVY notebooks offer up to
three times the speed and twice the range of typical network
The ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 are available with optional Radiance Full HD
Infinity displays - either 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch diagonal,
respectively. HP claims that the ENVY 17 display boasts 50 percent
greater brightness than standard.
With support for HDMI and full-size DisplayPorts, users can connect
up to three external displays. The ENVY 17 also offers an advanced
option with support for a 128-gigabyte mSATA SSD and up to two
1-terabyte hard drives. The ENVY 15 boasts up to 9 hours of battery
life, while the ENVY 17 can achieve up to 9.5 hours in ideal
Other innovations featured in both ENVY notebooks include HP
CoolSense technology, which automatically adjusts performance and
internal fan settings for a cooler PC, and HP ImagePad, for precise
multifinger touch navigation.
Fast boot and resume times, a performance-tuned software image that
includes two full years of preinstalled Norton Internet Security,
and a dedicated concierge phone line for technical support deliver a
premium experience to ENVY users.
HP is also offering the ENVY 17 3D model, which provides 1080p full
HD viewing along with improved viewing angles and color gamut for
all 2-D and 3-D content. HP's 3D Active Shutter Glasses are required
for enjoying 3D content.
Using the same technology integrated into the new HP ENVY notebooks,
HP Wireless Audio transforms a notebook or desktop PC into a full
home audio system. Users can stream uncompressed audio to up to four
external devices or directly to any KleerNet device. Tri-band
connectivity reduces interference, lag time and latency. The
thumb-sized dongle attaches to any PC and the tiny receiver attaches
to legacy speakers through its two analog or two digital ports.
The new HP ENVY notebook PCs are planned to be available in the
United States on Dec. 7.
The HP ENVY 15 has a starting price of $1,099.99.
The HP ENVY 17 has a starting price of $1,249.99.
The HP ENVY 17 3D has a starting price of $1,599.99.
HP Wireless Audio is expected to be available mid-December for
HP also today updated its HP Pavilion dm4 notebooks.
The new HP Pavilion dm4 boasts a profile that is 1-inch thin in the
front and features a 14-inch HD LED display. Weighing less than 4.5
pounds and offering up to seven hours of battery life, the HP
Pavilion dm4 features the latest Intel Core processors with optional
AMD Radeon HD discrete graphics.
Available in a brushed aluminum dark umber or steel gray metal
finish with optional backlit keyboard, the HP Pavilion dm4 includes
optional Intel Smart Response Technology, which provides faster boot
times and application loads.
With the added subwoofer and Beats Audio, the Pavilion dm4 offers a
full audio experience. The notebook also includes innovations such
as HP TrueVision HD Webcam, HP CoolSense and HP SimplePass with
fingerprint reader for storing passwords in one place.
The HP Pavilion dm4 has a starting price of $629.99.
The HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition, the second upgraded Pavilion
notebook anounced today, reflects the signature Beats black-and-red
design. The black metal exterior features a red Beats logo and a
black keyboard that is backlit in red.
The Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition also includes exclusive Beats
wallpaper and a Beats microfiber sleeve. Solo HD Headphones ? with
an HP exclusive red design ? are available via an optional bundle.
The new HP Pavilion dm4 and Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition are expected
to be available in the United States on Dec. 18. Prices start from