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HP Launches New Ultrabooks

HP Launches New Ultrabooks

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imageSomeone apparently didn’t get all of the embargo information quite right today because I noticed several false starts on the HP announcements for some notebook models.  Oh well, nobody is perfect. 

Pictured at right is the coming HP Folio Ultrabook.  It isn’t scheduled to start shipping until October so don’t start jumping up and down with joy. 

There are several things I like in the pictures of the machine.  DisplayPort, VGA and a RJ-45 Ethernet jack are on the edges for you corporate computing presenters.  I also like the built-in smartcard reader.  This could be my next corporate travel machine.

imageThen there’s the new HP Spectre XT.  Unfortunately this machine will be a non-starter for me due to the 1366x768 screen and HDMI thus limiting the maximum video output to my desktop monitors.

The Spectre XT looks very nice so it will be interesting to see how it fairs in the reviews.  It looks like the third week in June is the target for availability.  If you can’t wait until then, there were some other Sleekbooks, Ultrabooks and Pavillions announced today as well.  Look for all of the gory specification details on very soon.  Some of it is already lit up at

See the HP press release at for more information.  The Envy lineup is at

Eventually the marketing folks will discover the link to is broken.

[UPDATE for 5/9/2012] I just read the Folio 9470m screen is going to be 1366x768.  That automatically removes the machine from my personal consideration. I need 1600x900 or greater native resolution. IPS or PLS screen preferred.

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