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HP Unveils Two New Pavilion Sleekbooks

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Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook and the Pavilion Sleekbook unveiled.

HP has announced two new Pavilion Sleekbooks during CES 2013, with one sporting a touchscreen.

Named the Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook and the Pavilion Sleekbook, both laptops sport 15.6-inch (1,366 x 768) displays, replaceable batteries, as well as numpads.

Also included is trackpads compatible with Windows 8 gestures, as well as HP's CoolSense technology. They'll both be available with three color choices and will boast HP's Imprint finish.

While both models will feature AMD Trinity processors, the TouchSmart starts with an AMD A8 chip and 6 GB of RAM. The non-touch version starts with an A6 APU and 4 GB of memory.

As for storage space, the latter starts with 500 GB of space, while the TouchSmart boasts 750 GB. The touchscreen version is slightly thicker by measuring 23mm thick when compared to the non-touch version's 21mm.

The non-touch Sleekbook is scheduled for a release later this month, with prices starting at $499. The TouchSmart, meanwhile, will launch during February, with prices starting at $699.

 

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    Hando567 , January 8, 2013 2:38 PM
    Why are there still new 15" laptops coming out with 1366x768? STOP THIS CRAP, GIVE ME HIGH RES!!! Seriously, since getting a Catleap off of ebay I cannot do less than 1080, even on a 13" screen. I got that over a year ago for $350 and now that a $400 tablet (Nexus 10) has a 2560x1600 screen, there is no excuse.
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    Hando567 , January 8, 2013 2:38 PM
    Why are there still new 15" laptops coming out with 1366x768? STOP THIS CRAP, GIVE ME HIGH RES!!! Seriously, since getting a Catleap off of ebay I cannot do less than 1080, even on a 13" screen. I got that over a year ago for $350 and now that a $400 tablet (Nexus 10) has a 2560x1600 screen, there is no excuse.
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2013 2:49 PM
    The reason for the resolution and AMD APU?
    Keeps costs down, otherwise the touch version would be around $100 to $150 more, sure everybody wants a flagship ultrabook but the majority of real world sales come from mid-range to low-end, they should sell a boatload to big business doing their next laptop refresh
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    06yfz450ridr , January 8, 2013 3:09 PM
    sweet they are using the amd apus. head good things about them. but hp laptops suck. ive owned plenty and they all would over heat, lets hope they redesigned that part of their laptops.
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    hate machine , January 8, 2013 3:21 PM
    1,366 x 768... yawn
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    hate machine , January 8, 2013 3:23 PM
    06yfz450ridrsweet they are using the amd apus. head good things about them. but hp laptops suck. ive owned plenty and they all would over heat, lets hope they redesigned that part of their laptops.


    Their Elitebook division must be separate from their consumer laptop division. The Elitebooks have decent industrial designs clad in aluminium and last forever, are sturdy and pretty zippy. Of course the base model is like $800 bucks though...
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    tntom , January 8, 2013 7:24 PM
    I have the Envy Sleekbook 6-1010us. Very well built notebook. The Pavalion Sleekbook is cheap plastic and the Envy Sleekbook is Aluminum. By dropping the the Aluminum chassis and probably a few other shortcuts they reduced the price by $100 from $600. The down-side is the medium res screen. Even for this price we should be getting 1080p.
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    06yfz450ridr , January 9, 2013 1:59 AM
    The aluminum shelled hp laptops are even worse haha. Every one I has was aluminum. From dv6-dv7. And an envy you couldn't touch anywhere on them it would be so hot after an hour of use. I'd pefer plastic since it won't hold any heat inside
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    Uberragen21 , January 9, 2013 3:31 AM
    06yfz450ridrThe aluminum shelled hp laptops are even worse haha. Every one I has was aluminum. From dv6-dv7. And an envy you couldn't touch anywhere on them it would be so hot after an hour of use. I'd pefer plastic since it won't hold any heat inside

    You're not too bright. First off, your grammar sucks and your spelling is horrid. Second, aluminum transfers heat out of the laptop, whereas plastic keeps it inside. You don't want the heat to stay bottled up inside a laptop. Not to mention the newer laptops are more energy efficient, which reduces how much heat is produced.