This week HP announced a new range of low cost consumer and business PCs and I have the prices.  The Pavilion Sleekbook 14 will cost £429 and has 1TB of storage, 6 hours of battery, HDMI and USB 3. There is also a 15 inch version which adds a numeric keyboard. Sleepbook is a brand created by HP which is not a true Ultrabook but does have some Ultrabook styling so you get the look of an Ultrabook but without features like SSD drives and a lower cost.

The other devices are more business focused like the ProBook 4545s costing £367 and the Compaq Pro 6305 at £446


Full details of pricing and availability:


· The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 PCs start at £429 and will be available from October.

· The HP Compaq Pro 6305 Desktop PC starts at £446 excluding VAT and is available from October.

· The HP ProBook 4545s Notebook PC starts at £367 excluding VAT and is available from October.

· The HP X2401 monitor is available from November for £229.99.

Press Release:

HP Introduces Sleek and Affordable Consumer and Business PCs

BRACKNELL, September 24, 2012 — HP today announced a line-up of new consumer PCs and accessories designed to work with Microsoft® Windows 8 and perfect for savvy, tech-conscious users who desire superb performance and design at a great value.

HP also added one new business desktop and notebook PC with the latest AMD processor to its industry-leading commercial portfolio. AMD’s new A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) deliver a significant leap in graphics performance(1)over their previous generation products, exceptional manageability and an affordable total cost of ownership.

Everyday computing never looked better

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and Pavilion Sleekbook 15 PCs provide simplicity, style and productivity.

Available in sparkling black, the thin and light Pavilion Sleekbooks feature 14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition displays(2) respectively, and up to one terabyte(3)of storage for movies, music and photos. A removable battery delivers up to six hours(4) of computing time while HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports keep users connected to mobile devices and accessories. The Pavilion Sleekbook 15 also includes a numeric keypad for increased productivity.

The Sleekbooks include HP TrueVision HD webcams(5), optional NVIDIA discrete graphics and Dolby Advanced Audio which are ideal for social networking, video chatting and content creation and consumption. They also feature exclusive HP innovations, including HP CoolSense for a noticeably cooler PC and HP ProtectSmart for added hard-drive protection. HP Connected Photo(6) allows users to access photos seamlessly from one simple interface.

AMD solutions for great value, long-lasting business performance

The HP Compaq Pro 6305 Desktop PC provides outstanding performance and value to maximise productivity for businesses large and small with long, predictable lifecycles of up to 15 months. The improved x86 architecture enables speedy and efficient computing, such as smoother Internet browsing and accelerated file conversion rates.

Powered by AMD’s new A10, A8, A6 and A4 processors, the HP Compaq Pro 6305 delivers up to 21 percent better performance than previous generations, including significant graphics improvement.(1) AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology automatically boosts system performance when running multiple applications, and the 6305’s AMD Accelerated File Converter enables more efficient Web browsing for smooth webcast videos, trainings and video conferencing. The HP Compaq Pro 6305 helps keep business protected at every level with HP Client Security, and choice of HP Client Management solutions helps simplify system deployment and maintenance.

The HP ProBook 4545s Notebook PCs is equipped with A-series processor and VISION Pro Technology to provide the power to tackle intensive work assignments. AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics use discrete graphics to create brilliant visuals and allow the PC to automatically switch to battery-saving mode when every day applications are used.(7) The ProBook s-series notebook PC also provides the option for AMD Radeon Dual Graphics for the high-end 3-D rendering processing performance.

Beauty and Performance

The new HP x2401 60.9 cm (24”) LED backlit monitor for a complete solution that looks as good as it performs. With an 11 millimeter profile, the HP x2401 is strikingly thin and complements any setting with its glossy black-piano finish and brushed-metal case. Its unique, adjustable easel design frees up desk space and adds a touch of modern architecture.

The HP x2401 monitor delivers on functionality and connectivity, offering users image consistency and vivid colour for clear viewing from almost any angle thanks to MVA panel technology and 5,000:1 and 10,000,000:1 static and dynamic contrast ratios. The integrated DisplayPort and HDMI ports and wall-mounting capabilities give users the freedom to design a space around the monitor that’s clean and clutter-free. The HP x2401 monitor also was designed with the environment in mind with mercury-free LED backlighting, BFR/PVC free components and arsenic-free display glass.(9)

Have it all with HP accessories

Pair any HP PC with the latest HP accessories, including new mice, keyboards, the HP 90W Universal Power Adapter and the HP Webcam HD 4310, for an exceptionally productive, comfortable and convenient computing experience. The line-up includes:

The HP Touch to Pair Mouse, the world’s first wireless mouse with NFC, allows users to instantly connect the mouse to any Bluetooth enabled PC or tablet.  Available in November for £34.99.

The HP Wireless X4500 and X5500 mice feature a sleek, modern design, precise laser sensor and up to 30 months of battery life. Available in October for £29.99  and £34.99, respectively.

The HP Wireless Mouse X6000 offers HP’s exclusive Exact Track Technology which works on most surfaces including glass. Housed in a solid metal top cover, the X6000 also has four-way tilt scrolling and 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity. Available in October for £54.99.

The HP 90W Universal Power Adapter is compatible with virtually all notebooks(8) and features a built-in USB port that lets users charge a notebook and mobile device simultaneously. Available in November for £69.99.

The HP Webcam HD 4310 lets users instantly connect and communicate with friends and family in widescreen 1080p high definition and offers three-way video calling, auto focus and auto-exposure to ensure images are clear and bright. Available in October for £49.99 .(5)

Pricing and Availability

· The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 PCs start at £429 and will be available from October.

· The HP Compaq Pro 6305 Desktop PC starts at £446 excluding VAT and is available from October.

· The HP ProBook 4545s Notebook PC starts at £367 excluding VAT and is available from October.

· The HP X2401 monitor is available from November for £229.99.

This announcement follows HP’s unveiling of new touch-enabled notebooks (list) on August 30th and new All-in-One desktops on September 10th.  An enterprise-ready tablet will be announced soon.

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