HP India unveils range of Windows 8-based devices

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HP India unveils range of Windows 8-based devices
HP has unveiled a range of Windows 8-based devices in India including an All-in-One (AiO) and a tablet-cum-notebook hybrid.

First up is the HP ENVY x2, a notebook with detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a magnetic latch. HP claims with up to seven hours of HD video playback on the tablet and up to 12.25 hours HD video playback when docked. The HP ENVY x2 includes a  11.6-inch 1366x768 touch display, Beats Audio, an HD webcam plus an 8-megapixel camera, and near field communication (NFC).

The HP ENVY x2 is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor with 2GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is expected to go on sale from January 2013 for a price of Rs. 59,990.

Next, the HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart All-in-One (AiO) that features a 23-inch 10-point multitouch full-HD display, 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB storage. The HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart is now available for Rs. 71,990.

HP also unveiled the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 that features a 14-inch multitouch HD 1366x768 display, up to five hours of battery life and Beats Audio. Powering this Ultrabook is 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk and 32GB solid-state storage. It comes with an option of AMD graphics card with 2GB of graphics memory.

The HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is expected to go on sale from January 2013 for a price of Rs. 59,990.

All products run on Microsoft's recently unveiled Windows 8 operating system. "Windows 8 is a relatively new platform... if 25-30 per cent of the sales came from Windows 8, we would be very happy," HP India President Printing and Personal Systems Rajiv Srivastava told reporters at the launch.

He added that the company is witnessing strong migration to Microsoft's new operating system but more from individual customers, and not so much from enterprise users.

With inputs from PTI

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