HP announces the 11 TouchSmart Notebook and the 14 TouchSmart Sleekbook
As part of a whole list of new products and services, HP is fleshing out their laptop line with two new touch enabled, and surprisingly affordable, devices that aim to make the most of Windows 8.
The HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart Notebook is HP's cheapest touch enabled model, but still offers an impressive list of features and connectivity options in its small frame. It runs on a new AMD A4-1200 processor with integrated graphics and has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768, 10-point capacitive touchscreen. Other features include 4GB RAM, a 320GB HDD (5400RPM), a VGA port, an HDMI port, 3 USB ports, an Ethernet port, 802.11/b/g/n wifi, an SD card slot, and a replaceable battery.
The HP Pavilion 14 TouchSmart Sleekbook is larger, slim, and light but still qualifies as a budget laptop. It runs on a faster AMD A4-5000 processor with integrated graphics and starts with 4GB RAM, a 500GB HDD (5400RPM), and has a 14-inch 1366 x 768, 10-point capacitive touchscreen. The list of other features isn't available yet but judging by the 11-inch model, HP isn't stinting on ports for their new devices.
Both TouchSmart models will be available on June 26th and have a large number of upgrade options. Prices will start at US$399 for the Notebook 11 and US$479.99 for the Sleekbook 14.