HP unveils new Envy and Spectre XT notebooks

HP takes the wraps off the Spectre XT and Envy 4 and 6 notebooks in Shanghai - here's what to expect

While HP is having an unveiling event on the other side of the world our man has gone out to Shanghai to discover exactly what it's showing off. And among a host of product announcements - printers and enterprise tech - the most interesting things to leap out of HP's line-up are the Spectre XT Ultrabook, Intel-powered HP Envy Ultrabooks and AMD-powered HP Envy Sleekbooks. 

The HP Envys and Spectre XT include Beats Audio plus an HP TrueVision HD Webcam to track your movements, and an optional backlit keyboard.

The HP Spectre XT is 14.5mm thin with a 13.3in display, a 256GB SSD, an Intel Ivy Bridge chip, and a huge eight hours battery life.

The HP Envy Ultrabooks will be 19.8mm thin with either a 14in or 15.6in display, and they’ll use an Intel Ivy Bridge chips to deliver up to nine hours of battery.

The HP Envy Sleekbook comes in 14in or 15.6in display sizes and packs an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for up to nine hours battery life.

For business types, HP's also taken the wraps off its EliteBook Folio 9470m – nice name, guys. This will be 19mm thin with a 14in display and offers a plethora of connectivity including USB 3.0, VGA, Ethernet, and a DisplayPort for connecting to all the old tech lying around in your office. The Elitebook features an all day battery, and a powerful Intel Core vPro third gen processor.

The HP Spectre XT will cost from £900 and is available in late June, while the HP Envy will be available from July priced from £650 for the Intel-powered models and £550 for the AMD-flavoured version. The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is due out in October and should be priced nearer to that date.

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