HP today announced three consumer notebooks featuring multitouch displays,
including a uniquely designed hybrid PC that gives people more choice in how
they access information.
The HP ENVY x2 is a powerful and ultrathin hybrid PC with the advantages of
two devices in one. As a notebook that doubles as a tablet, the HP ENVY x2 has a
detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard
via a seamless magnetic latch. Customers no longer have to choose between a
product that lets them create rich content and another that lets them enjoy
entertainment on the go—they can have both in one device.
The HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook™ and HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook™ 4
bring the intuitive power of touch to ultramobile PCs.
“Consumers want the flexibility to move between creating rich documents and
losing themselves in a great movie,” said James Mouton, senior vice president
and general manager, Personal Computer Global Business Unit, HP. “With the HP
ENVY x2, customers can have it all, and the touch experience on these three new
notebooks brings out the best of Windows 8.”
These notebook PCs are the first HP products announced with Microsoft®
Windows® 8; additional notebooks, desktops and tablets will be announced later
HP ENVY x2—the right device for the right time, every time
The HP ENVY x2 solves the “Do I bring my notebook or tablet?” dilemma.
Consumers get the power of a notebook and the freedom of a tablet in one
stylish, lightweight device.
Featuring a sleek aluminum finish and an innovative hinge with magnets that
smoothly guide the tablet into place, the HP ENVY x2 weighs 3.1 pounds.(1)
When separated, the tablet portion weighs just 1.5 pounds.
Customers can interact directly with the optimized Windows 8 touch interface
on the HP ENVY x2’s vivid 11.6-inch diagonal HD(2) touch display.
Ultrawide viewing angles and a bright, 400-nit In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel
provide a superb visual experience indoors and outdoors, while an HD webcam on
the front and an 8-megapixel camera on the back capture high-quality photos and
The HP ENVY x2 also features Beats AudioTM for the best-sounding, richest
audio experience available on a PC. An optional stylus offers added creativity,
giving customers the freedom to write, draw and navigate with added accuracy.
The HP ENVY x2 also makes sharing and staying connected with friends and
family a breeze. A new HP Connected Photo(3) application seamlessly
syncs photos across multiple devices and offers basic editing options and
instant-sharing capabilities for social networks. HP Connected Music powered by
Meridian(4) allows consumers to experience music downloads, streaming
services and internet radio all in one convenient place.
The HP ENVY x2 uses solid-state memory designed for improved reliability and
faster startup times. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets users share
content, including photos, contacts and URLs, with a simple tap.
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook—a premium touch experience
With Windows 8, the HP TouchSmart experience expands beyond the desktop to
deliver multitouch technology to notebooks.
Featuring a 15.6-inch diagonal multitouch Radiance Full HD(2)
display with IPS technology, the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook delivers
strong performance and the ability to go beyond keyboard and mouse with an
optimized touch experience.
Measuring 17.9 millimeters (mm) thin and weighing 4.77 pounds,(1)
this premium Ultrabook stands out from the crowd with a sophisticated all-metal
design featuring edge-to-edge glass, a soft-touch base for comfort and grip, a
glass touchpad and tilted speakers with Beats Audio for optimal sound.
The HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook is HP’s first notebook with Intel®
ThunderboltTM technology(5) for blazing-fast transfer of music,
movies and data to external devices. HP USB Boost technology charges devices via
USB ports while the Ultrabook is on or off.
The Ultrabook delivers great performance with the latest Intel CoreTM
processors, an mSATA solid-state drive with Intel Rapid Start,(6) Intel
Identity Protection Technology,(7) Intel Anti-Theft Technology,(8)
Intel Smart Response(9) and Intel Smart Connect(10)
technologies, and a full array of ports, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and
The notebook also features exclusive HP innovations, including HP CoolSense
for a noticeably cooler PC; an HP Imagepad for precise multifinger and gesture
navigation; HP ProtectSmart for added hard-drive protection; an HP TrueVision HD
Webcam; and applications such as HP Connected Photo(3) and HP
Connected Music(4) for easy access to photos, music and more.
The HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook offers a clean software image with
fully loaded versions of entertainment and security software and a concierge
phone line for technical support dedicated exclusively for HP Spectre customers.
For entertainment, full versions of Adobe Photoshop® Elements 10 and Adobe®
Premiere Elements 10 bring powerful photo- and video-editing capabilities, and
sMedio 360 and HP Connected Music deliver easy media access between PCs and
To safeguard confidential data and thwart cyberthreats, the notebook is
preloaded with one year of Absolute Data Protect, two years of Norton Internet
Security,(11) and Intel Anti-Theft for remote data protection.(8)
The Ultrabook also includes 90 days of complimentary HP SmartFriend Setup
Service,(12) which offers expedited, one-on-one assistance to help
customers get their new PCs up and running fast. HP SmartFriend Complete Service
gives customers answers to how-to questions for setting up Wi-Fi, removing a
virus, using new software or backing up files.
HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4—the power of touch
Featuring an eye-catching metal design, the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4
offers a 14-inch multitouch HD(2) display, measures 23mm thin and
weighs 4.77 pounds.(1)
A backlit keyboard, up to 8 hours of battery life,(13) a booming
subwoofer with Beats Audio and an optional AMD graphics card with 2 GB of
graphics memory allow customers to power through their day.
The HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 delivers powerful performance with the
latest Intel processors, solid-state drive options, and the same Intel
technologies available on the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook. HP innovations
such as HP CoolSense, HP Imagepad, HP ProtectSmart, HP TrueVision HD Webcam, HP
Connected Photo,(3) HP Connected Music(4) and HP Connected
Backup(10) also are included.
Pricing and availability
- The HP ENVY x2 is expected to be available in the United States for the
holidays. Pricing will be available at a later date.
- The HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook is expected to be available in the
United States in December with a starting price of $1,399.99.
- The HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is expected to be available in the
United States for the holidays. Pricing will be available at a later date.