Adding to an already long list of devices that are set to debut on the same day as Windows 8,
on Thursday announced the 14-inch HP Envy M4 laptop and a brace of Pavilion “
.” Come October 26,
these Windows 8 laptops will hit the market with the promise of “great performance and beautiful design at a great value.”
With a starting price of $899.99, the 14-inch Envy m4 is the most expensive laptop of the lot. Inside its brushed-aluminum frame, you will find a third-generation Intel Core i processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, HP TrueVision HD Webcam, dual speakers and subwoofer with Beats Audio, and WiDi (select models). One
says that only one pre-configured flavor of the m4 will be available in U.S., while buyers elsewhere will get to choose from a number of variants. However, this has yet to be confirmed by HP.
Starting at $499 and $599 respectively, the Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 are both ultrathin notebooks. The former is a 14-incher powered by an AMD accelerated processing unit (APU), while the latter a 15.6-incher with an Intel Ivy Bridge chip inside. Both laptops will feature HD displays (exact resolution unknown), up to 1TB storage, HP TrueVision HD Webcams, HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. Further, both laptops will be available with optional Nvidia discrete graphics.