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All posts tagged "sleekbook"

  • HP Envy Sleekbook: getting the balance right

    AMD is enjoying something of a resurgence in its laptop fortunes lately. The HP Envy Sleekbook 6-1126sa is the second computer we’ve seen recently that employs the ‘other’ manufacturer’s processor, the other being the Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A02UK. The question is, despite these design wins, can AMD hold its own against intel’s third generation Core processors that seem to dominate the laptop space? And if it can, why aren’t we seeing more of its mobile processors in the wild? The first question isn’t so easily answered, simply because Intel doesn’t quite have a processor in the same price bracket as the...

  • Two new and cheap HP ‘Sleekbooks’ outed at CES

    First, Ultrabooks. Now, Sleekbooks. Yes sir, from the floor of CES 2013 comes the (not so new) Sleekbook. For the uninitiated, Sleekbooks, announced last year May, are Ultrabooks in all but name, but have failed to meet the stringent and official requirements set by Intel. Two by two There are two new Sleekbooks. The aptly named Pavilion Sleekbook and the Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook. One is touch, the other isn’t. You do the math. The non-touch is priced at US$499, with the predictably more expensive Touchsmart priced at US$699. On to the specs: The Pavilion Sleekbook rocks a 15.6-inch, 1366×768 display, runs Windows 8, has an AMD...

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