HP has announced two new Ultrabooks in the low-cost touch screen category at CES 2013. The AMD processor-powered HP Ultrabooks will take on current Intel-powered Ultrabooks that are in the $500 (Rs. 27,500 approx.) category in a war of the processors.
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook will start at $649 (Rs. 35,965 approx.) and will be available on February 3. The Pavilion Sleekbook will be the non-touch version which will be priced at $479 (Rs. 26,345 approx.) and will be available as soon as January 13. The TouchSmart Ultrabook will be 15.6 inches, with an AMD A6 CPU, 6GB of RAM and 750 GB hard disk. Users will be able to touch and enjoy Windows 8 on the TouchSmart Ultrabook.
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook
The Pavilion Sleekbook on the other hand will have slightly lower specifications witth an AMD A4 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive and will not feature touch functions. The cheaper Sleekbook will come in multiple colours like red, blue and black as compared to the TouchSmart Sleekbook that will only be available in sparkling black. Both the Ultrabooks will have Dolby Advanced Audio, TrueVision HD webcam and optional discrete graphics.
They will also have replaceable batteries and number-pads, along with track-pads that support Windows 8 gestures. They will also make use of HP’s CoolSense technology. The Ultrabooks will look almost identical to the others in the SleekBook line.