HP unveils hybrid PC, Ultrabook

Dec 22 2012, 16:35 IST
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SummaryTechnology major HP unveils a new line-up of consumer PCs designed to work with Windows 8.

Technology major HP on Wednesday unveiled a new line-up of consumer PCs designed to work with Windows 8, ranging from notebooks and desktops to a convenient hybrid.

The HP Envyx2 - an ultrathin hybrid PC with the advantages of two devices in one - is a notebook that doubles as a tablet. It has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a seamless magnetic latch. The product weighs 1.41 kg and when separated, the tablet portion weighs just 0.71 kg. The ‘hybrid notebook’ with a detachable screen and an ultrathin all-in-one desktop offer apps which are convenient for accessing photos and music.

The company also launched HP Envy TouchSmartUltrabook 4, bringing power of touch to ultramobile PCs, and HP Pavilion TouchSmartSleekbook, which is targeted at more cost-conscious customers, who require mobility and are more flexible on technology requirements.

Priced at Rs 59,900 each, Envyx2 and EnvyTouchSmartUltrabook 4 are expected to be available in India from January, 2012.

In the desktop category, HP also introduced a new consumer all-in-one PC with advanced touch technology and an ultra-slim design and will be launching tablets with the Microsoft Windows 8 in the near future.

Speaking to reporters, Rajiv Srivastava, VP and GM (Printing and Personal Systems Group), HP India, said: “Consumers want the flexibility to move between creating rich documents and losing themselves in a great movie… With the HP ENVY x2, customers can have it all, and the touch experience on these two new notebooks brings out the best of Windows 8.”

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