CES 2013: HP launches new Sleekbooks, IPS monitor and a portable storage device

It’s going to be a busy week for hardware, gadgets and gizmos, and HP isn’t intending on missing out on the launches.

The company has launched new notebook PCs, an IPS monitor with Beat Audio and a portable media storage device.

HP Pavilion Sleekbook – touch and non-touch

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook and the HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook are HP’s latest offerings in the Windows 8 notebook market. And if you hadn’t already guessed it, the TouchSmart version is indeed touchscreen.

Both products offer a 15.6-inch diagonal HD screen, powered by AMD A-Series APU, with up to 1TB of storage. Including HDMI ports and USB 3.0 and 2.0 for connectivity.

Cleverly, the Sleebooks feature HP CoolSense, which adjusts cooling levels according to personal preference, no more hot laps from overheating laptops, which is exactly what is happening to me and my old HP machine as I write this post!

The TouchSmart Sleekbook will be available from February 3 at $649.99 and the standard Sleekbook will be available a little sooner from January 13 at $479.99.

HP ENVY 27-inch IPS Monitor with Beats Audio

This In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor is able to provide a viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontally and vertically, meaning it is easier to share content with a group of people. The monitor also features edge-to-edge glass, and a stylish aluminium base. Additionally, the monitor is a mere 13.95mm thin at the top of the device.

The monitor also has built in Beats by Dr. Dre speakers for “studio quality” sound. 

Available February 3 for $499.            

HP Pocket Playlist

As we keep putting pressure on our smart devices to consume more media, these devices are proving popular to extend internal storage, Buffalo offers a portable storage solution for those large amounts of data, which I found really useful when I took a look at it recently.

HP’s offering requires no internet connection and serves up to five mobile devices at a time. The device which stores up to 16 full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos, also includes a one-month subscription to PlayLater, a DVR app for online content. With this app you can cache videos from over 50 online websites for playing later without an internet connection. 

Available from February 15 for $129.

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