HP announces more Sleekbooks as cheaper ultrabook alternatives

HP's Pavilion Sleekbooks start at $499.99 and are as thin and light as ultrabooks

By , IDG News Service |  

HP also announced a new HP Notebook 3125 laptop, which is the successor to the popular Pavilion DM1Z laptop. The 3125 laptop, which looks more like a netbook than a laptop, has an 11.6-inch screen and AMD's low-power E2 processor, which puts a CPU and graphics cores in a single chip. HP did not disclose the price for the laptop. The DM1Z had AMD's older E1 chips, and the new E2 chips provide a performance and graphics boost.

HP also announced new ProBook 4445s, 4446s and 4546s laptops with 14-inch and 15.6-inch screens. The business laptops, which are priced starting at $499, will have AMD's latest A-series processors and optional Radeon graphics cards. The 4445s and 4446s will be available only in Asia-Pacific, while the 4546s will be available worldwide.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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