New designs, laptops and awesome HP tablets

HP fall 2013 launchToday, we announced A LOT of new gear here on the HP blog. By that I mean, a new powerhouse laptop with a Leap Motion controller sensor built in; Even more – and even cooler – additions to the x2 line of 2-in-1 detachable PCs. That’s saying nothing of the ton of new tablets to surface this week.

 

So think of this story as a quick little hub to all the other announcements we’re making…and feel free to jump off this page to get deeper dives about what is exciting you. Trust me, there is plenty of cool stuff to get excited about here.

 

Why you need to see HP’s new Tegra 4 tablets

Wasn’t too long ago I was extoling the virtues of the NVIDIA Tegra 4-fueled Slatebook x2. The Slatebook x2 – the best of laptop and tablet slammed together in a portable package was only the start. Today, we’re unleashing a number of new models including the Slate7 Extreme and Slate8 Pro. Both of which offer high-resolution screens and one feature that make these awesome gaming devices for your house. What is that? Learn more by clicking through to the full story.

 

 

 

A new, slim Spectre Ultrabook appears

When you hear about a new Spectre computer, you need to pay attention. So perk your ears up for more details around the new Spectre13 Ultrabook. I’d say this guy is razor-thin, but really, its desk pen thin. Curious to see how a device this small manages to crank out a gorgeous 2560 by 1400 pixel picture? You’ve got to click the link and see for yourself.

 

 

HP tablets, detachables hit Intel’s Bay Trail

Last week during IDF, Intel trumpeted the release of its Bay Trail platform – these chips are incredibly well-suited for going mobile. What I couldn’t tell you until now is that there are two interesting developments on the HP side – a new Pavilion 11-inch 2-in-1 (HP Pavilion11 x2) and a 10-inch tablet (HP Omni10) – that are pretty awesome thanks to having Bay Trail under the hood. Now I can reveal…well, not “ALL,” but certainly more.

 

HP’s ENVY 17: Leap Motion + NVIDIA graphics

Take a high-powered desktop replacement laptop. Load it with a meaty CPU. Insert NVIDIA graphics as an upgrade. How about the gorgeous 1920 by 1080-pixel, 17.3-inch touchscreen? Then embed Leap Motion controls into the keyboard. Stop and think about that for a second. This is the first laptop with Leap Motion technology onboard - you don't need to actually touch anything to control apps. Suddenly, you’ve got a laptop that lets you do everything you need and interact with it the way you want. Pretty sweet, right? If you aren’t going to read beyond this paragraph, that is the new ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition. But you want to click through to get some more details….and a watch how it works.

 

Meet the new Spectre 13 x2 and Split 13 x2: Two sexy 2-in-1 PCs

Before I even really get into the Spectre13 x2 and new Split13 x2, you need to understand one thing: these are the types of devices I’ve been craving for ages. They are thin-and-speedy little laptops that also transform into tablets. I’ve talked you guys to death about the many ways I love our x2s – the backup battery built into the keyboard base, the optional extra hard drive in the Split x2…and the pure flexibility is just awesome. But take all that, make it more metal and squeeze it into a slim form factor. NOW we’re talkin’!

 

SO? Which x2 is for you (or me)?

HP’s got at least five different kinds of x2 models, “how the heck am I supposed to pick the right one?!?! “What’s the deal between the Android and Windows 8 versions?” Well, that’s where this story is going to help. I’ve updated this list to go into a few more of the new x2 models shipping soon. If you’re on the market for a detachable 2-in-1 PC, check this story first.

 

 

FREE data for the people!!!

One last thing that I wanted to point out to you. As you’re looking through these stories and all the stuff we have coming out, you should know that HP has partnered with T-Mobile to deliver a data hookup to you for select products. If you’re buying one of our new WWAN-enabled devices (which include the HP Chromebook14, the Slate7 HD 3G and Slate10 HD 3G), you get 200MB of 4G data per month for two years. Nice, right? That’ll help you if you’re without WiFi in a pinch and need to grab your email in a hurry. PROTIP: Just don’t download all those email attachments (they add up quick)! Want to add 1GB of data a month? It’s a $10/month, no-contract charge. Want to learn more? Head over to www.hp.com/go/freemobility.

 

 

All right, question time: Out of all the news that we put online today, what are you most excited about getting hands on --- and why?

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