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HP Expands Thin and Light Collection with New Ultrabook Systems and Sleekbooks

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SHANGHAI, May 9, 2012 - HP today expanded its award-winning notebook portfolio with thin and light UltrabookTM systems and Sleekbooks packed with the latest technologies for both consumer and business demands.

New additions to the HP collection include:

  • The HP SpectreXT is an ultramobile premium Ultrabook that delivers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance.
  • Offering both style and substance, HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY Ultrabook systems provide the ultimate entertainment experience in 35.6cm (14") and 39.6cm (15.6") display options.
  • The enterprise-ready HP EliteBook Folio 9470m was built from the ground up to be everything a business Ultrabook should be, with the security, manageability and reliability features IT demands.

The HP SpectreXTHP ENVY SleekbooksHP ENVY Ultrabook systems and the HP EliteBook Folio join the HP thin and light portfolio, which also includes the recently introduced and award-winning HP Folio13 and HP ENVY14 Spectre.

The new HP ENVY and HP SpectreXT notebooks also boast exclusive HP Innovations for an enhanced user experience:

  • Beats AudioTM-a high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre-delivers big sound in a small package, while HP CoolSense technology automatically adjusts performance and internal fan settings for a noticeably cooler PC.
  • HP Imagepad provides precise multifinger touch and gesture navigation, and the HP TrueVision HD Webcam produces bright, clean high-definition (HD) images.(1)
  • Optional backlit keyboards are ideal for computing in low-light conditions.

Thinner design. Smarter than ever.

Built with a mix of premium materials, the HP SpectreXT boasts an all-metal design with stark lines that contrast with a soft texture. Crafted for mobility, the HP SpectreXT measures 14.5mm thin, weighs 1.395kg (2) and includes a 33.8cm (13.3") HD(1) diagonal display with a slim bezel line. It also includes up to 256 gigabytes (GB) of solid state storage(3) and up to eight hours of battery life.(4) A full array of ports, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI, provide more ways to network without compromising size.

The HP SpectreXT supplies the speed users need, with support of an ultrafast mSATA solid state drive(3) and Intel® Rapid Start Technology(5) allowing for quick boot and resume times. Powered by the latest Intel CoreTM processors,(6) the HP SpectreXT also includes Intel Smart Connect Technology,(7) which automatically updates email while the notebook is in sleep mode.

The HP SpectreXT offers a performance-tuned software image, full versions of Adobe Photoshop® Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10. A concierge(15) phone line for technical support is dedicated exclusively to HP Spectre users.

To safeguard confidential data and thwart cyber threats, the HP SpectreXT is preloaded with one year of Absolute Data Protect; two years of Norton Internet Security;(8) and Intel Identity Protection,(9) which provides advanced security.

Designed for rich audio quality, the HP SpectreXT features Beats Audio over quad speakers and via the headphone jack.

HP ENVY. Experience the sound inside.

As thin as 19.8mm and starting at less than 1.79 kg,(2) the new HP ENVY notebooks feature a soft-touch, slip-resistant base in red, making them easy to grab and go.

The HP ENVY Ultrabook, available in 35.6cm (14")- and 39.6cm (15.6") display sizes,(10) includes the latest Intel Core processors(6) and offers up to eight or nine hours of battery life,(4)respectively. The Ultrabook systems include an mSATA solid state drive(3) along with Intel Rapid Start,(5) Intel Identity Protection Technology,(9) Intel Smart Response(11) and Intel Smart Connect technologies.(7)

The HP ENVY Sleekbook-available with either a 35.6cm (14") display and the latest Intel Core processors,(6) or a 39.6cm (15.6") display and the latest AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APU)-boasts up to eight or nine hours of battery life,(4) respectively. With optional discrete graphics on Intel platforms and discrete-class graphics from AMD on AMD platforms, users can create and edit videos quickly and experience incredible gaming and multimedia.

In addition to Beats Audio, the ENVY Sleekbooks and Ultrabook systems contain dual speakers and a subwoofer for movies and music that look and sound their best. The HP Imagepad also includes a spun finish design.

The design users crave with features IT demands. No compromises.

The new HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is the first HP Ultrabook to provide a stylish, lightweight design without compromising its enterprise features. Measuring 35.6cm (14") and weighing 1.58 kg,(2)this 19mm-thin Ultrabook offers a full array of key ports and connectivity options for business users, including optional built- wireless WAN, full-sized Ethernet, VGA, DisplayPort and USB 3.0 connections.

Ideal for mobile professionals who spend a majority of time away from a desk, the HP EliteBook Folio offers all-day battery life to get you through the business day(4) and the option for a secondary battery that provides extended freedom from the power outlet. It also features a user-replaceable battery. The enterprise-class docking capability provides multidisplay support, integrated charging capability, and additional USB and legacy ports for enhanced productivity when used at the desk.

The HP EliteBook Folio delivers a cleaner, faster user experience with the HP Premier Image.(12) This includes the full set of HP EliteBook business software and antivirus protection-without trial-ware or disruptive notifications.

It also offers enterprise-class manageability and multilevel security features, including HP Bios Protection,(13) which keeps systems running with enhanced protection against virus attacks and other threats.

The HP EliteBook Folio features an optional solid state drive(3) the Windows 7 Professional(4) operating system that enable quick boot up. The Ultrabook's third-generation Intel® CoreTM vProTM processor(14) also delivers intelligent performance with embedded security.Additional IT-friendly features include an integrated Smart Card reader, fingerprint reader, embedded TPM security chip and choice of management tools.

Business features in an ultra mobile, ultra stylish notebook. HP SpectreXT Pro

For customers who also need to combine style with business features, HP also unveiled the sleek HP SpectreXT Pro which incorporates Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional for business productivity. This notebook also includes an embedded TPM security chip that protects data in email as well as information on the solid state drive for security-conscious users.

Pricing and availability(16)

  • The HP SpectreXTis expected to be available end of June with a starting price of £899.
  • The HP SpectreXTPro starts at £859 (ex VAT) and is expected to be available from July.
  • The HP ENVY Ultrabook systems are expected to be available from July with starting price of £649
  • The HP ENVY Sleekbooks are expected to be available from July with a starting price of £549
  • The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is expected to be available in October.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printingpersonal computingsoftwareservices and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1)       HD content required to view HD images.

(2)       Weight will vary by configuration.

(3)       For SSD drive, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 30 GB of system disk is reserved for system-recovery software.

(4)       Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and power-management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Additional details are available at MobileMark07 battery benchmark.

(5)       Requires a 2nd gen Intel® CoreTM processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, and Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) or mSATA cashe module + HDD. Depending on system configuration, your results may vary.

(6)       Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers, and applications enabled for Intel 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.

(7)       Wireless access point and Internet are required and not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited.

(8)       Internet access required. Subscription required for live updates.

(9)    Intel IPT security requires a separately purchased Symantec VIP software service subscription and must be activated and configured. Requires a website that uses an Intel IPT Service Provider's Intel IPT solution. Microsoft Windows required. Intel and HP assume no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting therefrom. http://www.absolute.com/en/partners/alliances/intel

(10)    The commercial HP ENVY Ultrabook offers only 14-inch diagonal form factor.

(11)    Requires a second-generation Intel Core processor, enabled chipset, Intel Rapid Storage technology software and a properly configured hybrid drive (HDD + small SSD). Intel Smart Response Technology is sold as an optional feature and is only available on 2012 HP Mobile Workstations, HP EliteBooks and HP Ultrabook systems. Depending on system configuration, results may vary. Contact system manufacturer for more information.

(12)    Internet access required. Use of the HP image required. Opt in required to receive updates from Microsoft Security Essentials.

(13)    Requires an HP Tools partition; must not be deleted to use automatic recovery.

(14)    Some functionality of this technology, such as Intel Active management technology and Intel Virtualization technology, requires additional third-party software in order to run. Availability of future "virtual appliances" applications for Intel vPro technology is dependent on third-party software providers. Microsoft Windows required.

(15)    Concierge phone service availability will vary from country to country

(16)    Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.