Along with its new line of ultra-thin Envy laptops and Ultrabooks, HP has introduced a new Envy Sleekbook. Two variants of the Sleekbook are to feature Intel and AMD’s latest processors, the Ivy Bridge and Trinity respectively. The world’s top vendor of PCs has wonderfully taken advantage of the new chips from the two rivaling chipmakers on a single machine.
The 14-inch Envy Sleekbook, set for release on May 9, will tout Intel’s Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge processors. It will feature 4lbs weight and 19.8mm thickness. The 14-inch display will pack 1366 x 768 pixels. Under the hood, supporting the Intel processors, the notebook will have 4GB (1600MHz) of DDR3 and 500GB HDD. For connectivity, the device will have Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port and SD card reader.
At the same time, the 15.6-inch larger version of Envy Sleekbook is to come with AMD’s Trinity APU on June 20. The notebook rocks the same weight, thickness, screen resolution and RAM capacity. But the low-priced version offers only 320GB HDD, though. Wi-Fi, Ethernet, HDMI out and USB 3.0 ports are also there. The areas where the systems majorly differ are processor and hard disk.
When it comes to pricing, the Envy Sleekbook 14-inch comes for $699 (Sandy Bridge) and $799 (Ivy Bridge). The low-priced 15.6-inch version comes for just $599. Indeed, HP has utilized AMD processor, less internal memory and low screen resolution to keep the device’s price down. It is a fact that production cost for an AMD-based laptop is cheaper than an Intel laptop.