HP adds consumer and business Ultrabooks to its range

HP has launched its Ultrabook and Sleekbook products.

New additions to the HP collection include the HP Envy SpectreXT, which comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch options, and is aimed at the consumer entertainment market, and there is also the business focused HP EliteBook Folio 9470m.  

They join HP’s existing HP Folio and HP ENVY Spectre products.

The new HP Envy SpectreXT has features including the company’s  Beats Audio, a technology which the company developed with Beats by Dr. Dre. It also has the CoolSense technology, which is claimed to automatically adjust performance and internal fan settings for a cooler PC. There’s also the HP Imagepad for multifinger touch and gesture navigation, and an HD webcam.

The measurements run at 14.5 mm thin and a weight of 3.07 pounds. There’s also 128GB of solid state storage and up to eight hours of battery life.

The device is also includes Intel Smart Connect Technology, which automatically updates email while the notebook is in sleep mode.

The new HP EliteBook Folio 9470m measures 14 inches diagonally, weigh 3.6 pounds, and is 19-mm-thin. HP boasts that it “offers a full array of key ports and connectivity options for business users”, including optional built-in 4G wireless WAN, full-sized Ethernet, VGA, DisplayPort and USB 3.0 connections.

It is also said to offer all-day battery life as well as the option for a secondary battery.

For those concerned about security there’s HP Bios Protection as well as an integrated Smart Card reader, fingerprint reader and an embedded TPM security chip.

Power and data wise the EliteBook Folio has an optional solid state drive,  the Windows 7 Professional operating system and a third-generation Intel Core vPro processor.