HP Intros New Lineup of Windows 8 Consumer PCs

Gearing up for a big launch in October, HP is now teasing new desktops and laptops that will come packed with Microsoft's blocky "Modern UI" new operating system. Not to disappoint, there's seemingly something for everyone in this batch of hardware, ranging from thin and light "Sleekbooks" to the armor-plated high-performance desktop perfect for PC gamers.

Here's a quick breakdown of each without all the PR hoopla:

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and Pavilion Sleekbook 15
* Start at $499.99 and $559.99, respectively and ships in NA on Oct. 26
* 14-inch and 15.5-inch HD displays
* Up to 1 TB of storage
* A full array of ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
* Pavilion Sleekbook 15 includes a numeric keypad
* HP TrueVision HD Webcams and HP MyRoom for video calling, sharing photos and more in a private virtual room
* Dolby Advanced Audio
* Optional discreet Nvidia graphics
* HP CoolSense for a cooler PC
* HP ProtectSmart to help prevent file loss in case of a bump
* Pavilion Sleekbook 14 is powered by AMD Accelerated Processors
* Pavilion Sleekbook 15 is powered by Intel processors and features Intel Hyper-Threading technology

HP ENVY m4 Notebook
* Starts at $899.99 and is expected to be available in select markets on Oct. 26
* 14-inch HD display
* Third generation Intel Core CPUs
* Brushed-Aluminum design
* Optional backlit keyboard
* HP CoolSense for a cooler PC
* HP ProtectSmart to help prevent file loss in case of a bump
* HP SimplePass for finger-based security and app loading
* HP TrueVision HD Webcam
* Intel WiDi on select models
* Beats Audio

HP ENVY Phoenix h9 desktop
* Starts at $899 and is expected to be available in the United States on Oct. 26
* Distinct armor-plated design and attention-grabbing lighting
* Toolless hard-disk bays that support up to three internal drives
* Updated cable dressing improves airflow and cooling in the chassis
* Top-of-the-line third-generation Intel processors
* Choice of Nvidia discrete graphics or AMD ultra-high-performance graphics
* Powerful options such as ExpressCache,solid state drives (SSDs) and liquid cooling
* ExpressCache SSD option
* Beats Audio
* HP Connected Remote

HP Compaq Pro 6305 Desktop PC
* Starts at $539 and is expected to be available worldwide on Oct. 8 with Windows 7
* Powered by AMD’s latest APU A10, A8, A6 and A4 processors
* AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology automatically boosts system performance
* HP Compaq Pro 6305 offers an AMD Accelerated File Converter
* HP Compaq Pro 6305 includes HP Client Security to help keep organizations protected at every level
* Choice of HP Client Management solutions

HP ProBook 4445s, 4446s and 4545s Notebook PCs
* Start at $499
* The HP ProBook 4545s is currently available worldwide
* The HP ProBook 4445s and 4446s will be available only in the Asia-Pacific and Japan regions.
* Equipped with all-new 2012 AMD A-Series accelerated processors and Vision Pro Technology
* AMD Enduro Technology
* Option for AMD Radeon Dual Graphics for high-end 3-D rendering processing performance

HP x2401 24-inch diagonal LED backlit monitor
* 11-millimeter profile
* Glossy black-piano finish and brushed-metal case
* Unique, adjustable easel design
* MVA panel technology
* 5,000:1 and 10,000,000:1 static and dynamic contrast ratios
* Integrated DisplayPort and HDMI ports
* Consumer version starts at $249 and is expected to be available in the United States on Nov. 7
* Commercial version starts at $259 and is expected to be available worldwide on Nov. 5

HP also announced that it plans to offer up to 200 MB of free data per month for two years of 4G mobile broadband connectivity from T-Mobile with the purchase of an HP Pavilion dm1 notebook. Customers will also receive a free Box account offering 25 GB of cloud storage.

The entire announcement can be read here.

 

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  • hetneo
    Are these Win8 certified? If yes I feel sorry for people who will buy them, because of the Secure Boot FUBAR if not for other things. If you want to buy it for some kid that is learning some programming language include few thousand dollars in box becuse he/she will have to dish out $90 to M$FT for each and every program compiled.
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  • choujij
    The one thing I want less right now than a Windows 8 PC, is one made by HP.
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  • blazorthon
    hetneoAre these Win8 certified? If yes I feel sorry for people who will buy them, because of the Secure Boot FUBAR if not for other things. If you want to buy it for some kid that is learning some programming language include few thousand dollars in box becuse he/she will have to dish out $90 to M$FT for each and every program compiled.


    Have you ever heard of VirtualBox, VMWare, Windows Virtual PC, and even QEMU as well as any others that I've missed? Even if someone can't work with the main system, they can virtualize just fine. Furthermore, I've compiled software on Windows 8 and Server 2012 without any problems.
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