Windows 8 Laptops from HP Part-1: Specs, price, reviews and purchase information

If you are looking for an affordable priced Windows 8 computing device then you should go through this post. This post covers specs, price reviews and online purchase information for some of such low priced HP ultrabooks.

New Windows 8 products releases from HP

Windows 8 brought ultimate touch technology with large number of unique designed best configured products in market. This new operating system from Microsoft is gaining enormous popularity and the leading computer manufacturers taking full-advantage of this opportunity. HP is also doing the same with producing many on based products including utlrabooks, convertibles, desktops as well as All in One PCs and for most of them HP is now taking order through its major retailers like Best Buy.

The Windows RT based devices are claimed to be lower in price than Win 8 products in market and I have covered many of them in my last post with title Best Windows RT Convertible Tablet/ laptops Part-1 but in this post I am going to mention some HP ultrabooks that are already available in market at affordable prices.

HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

HP ENVY TouchSmart 4
This is a metal designed HP machine with lightweight (around 5 pounds) and slim shape (23mm), easier to keep in lap and nice portability. The 14-inch ultrabook carries the updated features from previous Envy series laptops from HP. It has 14" multi-touch HD (720p) display and the screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. There is also quality beats audio, a subwoofer with dual speakers available on HP machine to give rich sound system to users for best multimedia experience. The devices is also comes packed with a backlit keyboard.

The HP ultrabook is geared up by Intel's 3rd generation Core i5 processor and optional AMD graphics card couples to 4GB RAM as well as optional SSD. Its thunderbolt technology boosts up data exchange from external device up to 10GB/s and also has daisy chaining ability with other thunderbolt devices for your PC. It also comes packed with Rapid start technology and a longer battery backup.

Pricing and availability :

You can purchase TouchSmart ultrabook 4 Model no. – 4-115dx DKU: 6780706 online at the starting price of $799 at Best buy.

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 :

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14
Sleekbook 14 is a Win-8 sleek device designed for giving higher reliability when used for daily computing need by user. This is not only stylish in look, durable and giving satisfactory response to customers with its light weight and powerful performance both while carrying and working.

The notebook PC features a 14-inches LCD display screen with LED backlit display and standard resolution of 1, 366 x 768 pixels with high definition. Customers will get this eye-catching device in two color options of Ruby red and sparkling black. Not only this, besides basic version customer can also choose a panel with Full HD display with 1080 resolution.

Energized with a 1.5GHz Intel Core i3-2377M processor the computing device also has two slots for supporting up to 8GB of RAM and customers are provided with an option for selecting a SATA Hard Drive from 500GB to 1TB. For making device more graphics oriented, company also added a NVIDIA GeForce GGT 630 with separate 2GB DDR3 memory. An Altec Lansing speaker with Dolby audio system as well as a TrueVision webcam also there for giving multimedia experience to users. Multiple connectivity ports such as standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, memory card reader, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN, HDMI out also available on device. There is an integrated and removable long life battery giving backup for full day.

The automatic air conditioning and HP CoolSense technology can adjust machine temperature automatically based on usage condition. The HP ProtectSmart technology saves your data from accidental damage.

Pricing and availability :

The Pavilion Sleekbook 14 is an affordable offer of HP to its customers that is available to pre-order online at the starting price of $499.99.

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 :

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15
In the list of HP ultrabooks with Microsoft's new operating system, my next pick is Sleekbook 15 from Pavilion series which is a sleek shaped, light weight ultrabook giving long battery backup to customers. This HP ultrabook features large 15.6-inch display screen than Sleekbook 14 with same Bright Views LCD display and LED backlit screen. Bearing a 1, 366 x 768 pixels and high definition resolution, the device has an attractive, slim and eye-catching look with two color options for users with ruby red and sparkling black.

Empowering the device with Intel's core technology of i5 processor, company provided its customers option for selecting an Nvidia graphics card with 8GB of RAM (and even more) and 1TB of internal storage but limited option for SSD memory up to 32GB mSATA cache. To let the users enjoy multimedia, the sleek device is designed to come packed with TrueVision webcam as well as Altec Lancing speakers with Dolby audio sound system.

Multiple connectivity ports are the demand of the this era and HP has not compromised with this genuine requirement of users hence, provided multiple connectivity ports to connect your device with external digital systems and internet connectivity. The machine gives you HDMI port for video streaming to large display screen or to connect your device to your Smartphone, a standard USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, memory card reader and Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity. There is also a large numeric keypad with enough space for scrolling fingers on board.

Customers are provided with multiple choices also such as to have a backlit keyboard, an integrated optical drive, an HD webcam as well as choice for any of HDD or SSD as internal storage unit. Its multi-touch touchpad supports Windows 8 gestures and the HP machine weights around 4.5 pounds only with integrated 4 cell removable batteries giving you backup for full day.

Pricing and availability :

This is also an affordable price offer for HP to its customers that will be priced at $579.99.

For more ultrabook and tablets offers from HP, also go through our next post - Windows 8 laptops from HP Part-2 of this series.

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